June 22nd - Keeping up with the T65A's and T36A's
On June 22nd we caught up with the T65A’s and T36A’s that we visited on the 21st! Today we found them travelling South through Sturgeon Banks just South of Vancouver. They were cruising pretty quickly but stopped briefly, showing off with some tail slapping and a beautiful breach! After their short rest they continued heading south, spreading out as they travelled.
A keen eyed passenger spotted a Harbour Porpoise near Porlier Pass on the way back before it disappeared underwater, and we also spent some time with the Cormorants on Gabriola Island before heading back to the harbour!
We spent some time hanging out with the Harbour seals on the south Side of Gabriola Island. There were lots of seals sunbathing and swimming around and a small group of Turkey Vultures watching the seal pups from the sky.
We also had the opportunity to hang out with the Steller's Sea Lions on Entrance Island. A smaller male tried to make his way onto the island, but the larger resident male wasn’t having it! He chased him down into the water and we watched them splashing and barrel rolling before the victor made his way back to his spot amongst the pack!
Male Steller’s Sea Lions will claim a rock as theirs, and subsequently any females on the rock, and they don’t take kindly to trespassers as we witnessed today!
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