Another great day with the resident killer whales! We started off our trip with nice visit to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve where we saw a great group of harbous selas hanging out on North Race rocks. It was an extremely strong flood tide, we calculated it at 4.5 knots, so even as we were watching, we could see the water level rising and each seal was swept into the sea by oncoming waves LOL! We also had an bald eagle swoop down and land right in front of us, quite lucky! Next we proceeded over to Helicopter rock to view the sleeping Elephant seals. I know they are not very active, but we were lucky enough to capture a few shots of them yawning
After a thorough search for Stellar Sea lions, we circled around Race Rocks Lighthouse without any luck. We proceeded East towards where there were reports of killer whales near the ODAS buoy. Upon arrival, we found a small group of whales, but there were several other whale watching boats nearby. We heard there was another group a few miles beyond, so we went off to search for them. After a short while, we spotted J30 (Riptide) hanging out with his family of 8. We had a great view as they frolicked, rolled and spy-hopped several times. A very friendly family to view today!
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