Minke whales have been busy lately lunge feeding on schools of fish known as bait balls. Check out this lunge action!
Video taken April 30, 2018 by Puget Sound Express Naturalist Renee Beitzel. In addition to seeing the T65As today, we also were able to hear them on our hydrophone. Normally, transient killer whales are silent when hunting and with good reason. They hunt marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even larger whales that can hear them, so stealth … Read More
On our first day after gray whale season ended, April 27, Chilkat Express ventured deep into Hood Canal to find the T65A pod. We searched long and hard but finally spotted them deep in Dabob Bay. When we arrived they were eating a meal and they were celebrating at the same time. This was our first opportunity to see T65As … Read More
Our last week of gray whale trips was one to remember. As the gray whales put on some weight during their springtime visits to Puget Sound they tend to get a bit more active before they continue their long journey northward. On April 18 we had an especially exciting, and unusual experience with gray whales 383, 21, and 22. The … Read More
By photographer Bart Rulon Join professional wildlife photographer Bart Rulon and Puget Sound Express on a special 3 day wildlife photography cruise focused on whales and other wildlife in and around the San Juan Islands, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca! This photography workshop is geared toward passionate photographers of any skill level who want to spend the extra … Read More