June 7th - A time with T100's
On Thursday, after watching some noisy California Sea Lions near to Gabriola Island, we crossed by Dodds Narrow on Cascadia and headed south in our search to find the Transients Orcas. At the beginning of the tour the sea was a little rough, and our guests had a lot of fun while Cascadia was passing trough the waves on Stuart Channel.
When we reached Trincomali Channel the sea was much calmer so we could focus on our search for the whales, and were very lucky to be able to see a small Harbour Porpoise. With a dark gray back and light gray underside, harbour porpoises are easily mistaken for dolphins. However, at only 4.6-6.2ft in length and weighing 134 – 168 lbs, they are much smaller than dolphins and most other porpoises. They are known to be very shy but It is common to view them feeding in upwell areas, where the currents mix together and attract various small fish.
And not far from there we finally found the T100's pod! This pod is composed by their matriarch T100 a female born in 1978 and her three calfs (T100C born in 2002, T100E from 2009 and T100F born in 2015)
It was another great day on the water. Come with us on our next adventure and prepare to be amazed!