As humpback whales continue to arrive on their migrations from their wintering waters in Hawaii, Mexico, and Central America we have been seeing large concentrations of them, especially out near Port Angeles and the Canadian Border!
Big feeding groups of 30-40 humpbacks stretched out for miles have been common over the last few weeks and it appears like they are feeding on an abundance of krill that can be seen at the surface sometimes and likely down deep too.
Humpback mothers are also arriving with brand new calves, and its always exciting to see these new animals for the first time and to know that they will likely come back to the Salish Sea for the rest of their lives! The calves can be very playful when they arrive as they are still under the protective watch of their mothers.
Of course, we are also still seeing plenty of Bigg’s killer whales on many of our trips and sometimes they end up close to where the humpback whales have been feeding.
We can make it out to watch these humpbacks from any of our 3 locations, but our trips from Port Angeles are positioned especially well if you want to see humpback whales! Photographer/ Naturalist Bart Rulon.