14 Gray Whales Now in the Salish Sea!

Two more gray whales have come in from the ocean to join our “Sounders” so far in 2021. On Monday our boats from Port Townsend and Edmonds found two returning “newbie” gray whales that might have come in with the rough seas from Sunday’s wind storm. CRC 2356 was the first returning newcomer we spotted, associating with veteran sounder CRC44, … Read More

Meet the Newest Member of J-Pod, J57!

Meet the newest member of J-pod, J57!! Today we had a heart warming experience watching J35, Tahlequah, frolicking with her new calf J57, who was born just 14 days ago! In 2018 Tahlequah made news around the world when she carried her calf, that died shortly after birth, for 17 days straight. Her tour of mourning, that covered approximately 1,000 … Read More

Some Recent Whale Encounters

In recent weeks we’ve been seeing lots of the T65A and T137 pod orcas, gray whales crc 2262, 2259, and 2261, some minke whales, and humpbacks. Yesterday we watched one of our favorite humpback whales, Two Spot, lunge feeding near Dungeness Spit. Here are some recent photos from our whales. As always any of these photos are available as prints … Read More

Lots of Whales and Wildlife Out There

We’ve been seeing 4 species of whales in recent days! The T65A pod and T137 pod orcas have been traveling together in and out of Puget Sound, There are still some gray whales around, and we’ve seen humpbacks and minkes too! There have also been lots of eagles, puffins, and seals out there. Here are some photos from recent trips. … Read More

T46 Pod Wows us During Porpoise Hunt

We sure had a fantastic experience with the T46 pod in Puget Sound yesterday!  We watched the pod swimming at a slow and steady pace for a while as they spread out across the water looking for prey.  Suddenly T46E, a huge 17 year old male, came flying out of the water in the opposite direction from his family!  That … Read More

T37A pod Porpoise Hunt

On July 11 we witnessed the T37A pod attack a pod of harbor porpoise just north of Greenbank on the eastern side of Whidbey Island. The hunt started out like many other killer whale hunts do with the black and white predators spreading out and swimming very stealthily along. We could see a pod of harbor porpoise surfacing about a … Read More