August 2nd - International whale days!
Today was another great day! We caught up with some of our favourite humpbacks in the Georgia Strait, and finished the day off with a trip to Washington!
In the morning we travelled through Dodd’s Narrows and headed south through the gulf island! We came out through Porlier Pass, between Valdes and Galiano Island where we found a single humpback doing lazy dives! After watching him for a few minutes we headed over to another pair of humpbacks who were diving near by. This pair turned out to be a mom and calf duo! Slate and her calf were doing some lazy dives and the calf even showed off her tail fin for us.
In the afternoon we headed way south to Patos Island in Washington! While there we hung out with the T65A’s! This pod’s matriarch is named Fingers who was born in 1986, making her 33 years old, and the proud mom of 5 beautiful whales! Today she was traveling with 4 of her 5 children, as her oldest son Ooxjaa (T65A2, 2004), has been traveling with his Aunt, T65B, Chunk. On this particular day we got to watch Fingers leading her pod around looking for their next meal. Fingers is a pretty slap happy mom, often breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping. Her children definitely take after her for this! her youngest son Elsie (T65A5, 2014) and youngest daughter T65A6 (2018) are often right behind her, spy hopping and splashing about!
After leaving the T65A’s in Washington we headed back towards Nanaimo. We came across Heather doing some deep dives near Porlier Pass. We could see the blows of a few other humpbacks in the distance. We watched Heather long enough to see her showing off her beautiful tail before we had to leave her and head home.
Heather had a grandchild born this year to Split Fluke, who was born in 2006. This is Split Flukes first recorded calf and Heathers first recorded grand calf!
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