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Whales galore ~ Magnificent Orcas and Humpback Whales!

What a fantastic day we have had! On our morning tour we encountered a humpback whale in Blackfish Sound and as we made our way east, we sighted another at Flower Island, one at White Beach Passage and another in the near vicinity, crossing over towards White Beach Passage! 306 more words

Passengers Onboard S.V. Tuan


We have returned to Panama, but I still have some photos and adventures from our USA visit to catch up on. One of the highlights was a trip to the San Juan Islands to look for orcas. 965 more words


Orcas, Humpback and Minke Whales with breathtaking moments in their company!

It turned out to be a long day yet a fabulous one with some close encounters of orcas, humpback and minke whales. When we headed out this morning the orcas ( I15′s and A42′s), who had been reported milling off Blackney Passage began travelling east and slowly made their way into the Ecological Reserve. 424 more words

Passengers Onboard S.V. Tuan

Quiet Waters - Puget Sound Orcas Face Extinction

The Southern Resident orcas are hanging in a delicate balance. Their population is close to collapse. Without successful reproduction, the Puget Sound orca is doomed. It will be a quiet ocean.  535 more words

Endangered Animals

Humpback Whale 'Ripple' and her calf, Orcas: I15's and A42's and bow-riding Porpoises!

Where to begin on such a day of changing weather conditions and a magnificent mix of marine mammals! It looked as though rain would fall when we headed out and yet passing through Weynton Passage, while there was no rain, the fog loomed ahead of us and soon we had disappeared into it but not before viewing two eaglets in a nest, numerous hauled out harbour seals and seabirds, and then dall’s porpoises who quickly made their way over to us and were soon riding off our bow as we made our way towards Bold Head. 416 more words

Killer Whales

Deception Pass and Whale-Watching in Washington

They never even mentioned whales when we purchased the tickets for a boat tour of Deception Pass. But they must have known they were there because the resident pod of orcas lives in the area year round.

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Western USA & Canada

Blackfish: The Moral War Against Seaworld

Blackfish is an extraordinary new documentary, released in 2013, that tells the controversial story of orca captivity. The captivity of orcas breeds aggression of the whales, deprived of their families and natural environment, often ending with tragic consequences. 915 more words

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