May 4th - The T49A Family in Boundary Pass

We spent almost five hours at sea as we cruised South from Nanaimo all the way to Boundary pass and across the border into US waters! But the long cruise was worth every mile. Along the way we saw harbour seals, sea lions, bald eagles, thousands of migratory Bonaparte’s gulls, and cormorants!

An adult Bald Eagle perched on top of a tree watching our guests. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

An adult Bald Eagle perched on top of a tree watching our guests. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

The T49A family have been sighted frequently in the Salish Sea this spring, and they’re an exciting family to watch. The youngest member of this family, T49A4 is quite precocious, and has been seen practicing his hunting skills on unsuspecting seabirds!

Check out some of the photos we snapped on this trip:


Little T49A4 traveling with another member of the pod. SO CUTE! Photo by Val Watson.

Little T49A4 traveling with another member of the pod. SO CUTE! Photo by Val Watson.

Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Two of the T49A’s surfacing for a deep breath. Photo by Val Watson.

Two of the T49A’s surfacing for a deep breath. Photo by Val Watson.

Cute little Harbour Seals hauled out on a rock enjoying the sunshine. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Cute little Harbour Seals hauled out on a rock enjoying the sunshine. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Look at all the gulls in behind! Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Look at all the gulls in behind! Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Big Steller’s Sea lions! Check out the branding on the one in the front. The branding is used as a long-term tracking method to keep track of individuals and be able to identify them from a far distance.  Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Big Steller’s Sea lions! Check out the branding on the one in the front. The branding is used as a long-term tracking method to keep track of individuals and be able to identify them from a far distance. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Breaking through the chop for a breath! Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Breaking through the chop for a breath! Photo by Alanna Vivani.

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