October 19th - Humpback whales Zorro, Split Fluke, Notcho, and friend!

Whales, whales, everywhere. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible abundance of wildlife in our backyard! Our day started with sunshine and FLAT calm conditions. Couldn’t have asked for a better fall morning. Cascadia departed at 11am and headed towards Porlier Pass where boats had picked up two humpback whales.

Two whales with very distinguishable flukes were traveling north together. “Zorro” is an easy whale to ID because it is completely missing half of its fluke! “Split Fluke” is also easy to ID because, as its name would suggest, there is a big split in its fluke. We were lucky enough to see flukes over and over again from both of these whales!

But the excitement didn’t stop there. Nearby, two more humpback whales were found so we headed over to take a look. Humpbacks “Notcho” (BCXuk2016#6) and friend were traveling quickly and changing directions often. Here are some of the best photos taken by marine naturalist Val Watson.

 Zorro about to show us his fluke!

Zorro about to show us his fluke!

 ZORRO!

ZORRO!

 SPLIT FLUKE!

SPLIT FLUKE!

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  Have we mentioned, humpback whales are BIG!


Have we mentioned, humpback whales are BIG!

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 Whale waterfalls are the best!

Whale waterfalls are the best!

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 “Notcho”

“Notcho”

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