September 1st - The T100's and 3 humpback whales!

What's better than seeing a group of whales? Seeing TWO groups of whales! We got really lucky and found both orcas AND humpback whales today. Woohoo! 

The orca family we found are known as the T100 pod, a family of six including three generations of whales. It was wonderful to witness this close-knit family travelling together through the Salish Sea.

We found three humpback whales, but were only able to identify one as BCY0160 known as "Quattro". Humpback whales are identified by the markings on the underside of their tail, so we aren't always able to tell who's who unless they show their fluke!

Humpback whales are a great example of a conservation success story. Since the moratorium on whaling, humpbacks have been making a steady recovery, and each year we see more humpbacks in our waters than the year before.

Check out the photos we captured from our day with these whales:

 Surfacing in low light, beautiful! Photo by Alanna Vivani

Surfacing in low light, beautiful! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 The T100 family travelling. Photo by Alanna Vivani

The T100 family travelling. Photo by Alanna Vivani

 BCY0160 "Quattro" fluking! Photo by Alanna Vivani

BCY0160 "Quattro" fluking! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 Lil' cutie! A harbour seal catching some rays. Photo by Alanna Vivani

Lil' cutie! A harbour seal catching some rays. Photo by Alanna Vivani

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