Be A Part of 2018 Port Townsend Orca Fest

Celebration – Education – Ceremony – Adventure June 23, 2018 Port Townsend Marine Science Center & Fort Worden State Park The Port Townsend Orca Festival is an annual tradition of celebrating the ecosystems that make up the Salish Sea, and deepening our relationship and responsibility to them. Bringing together whale experts, educators, artists and community, the day offers education, exploration … Read More

Lunge Feeding Minke Whale

Minke whales have been busy lately lunge feeding on schools of fish known as bait balls. Check out this lunge action!

Video of T65A Orca Pod Vocalizing Post-Kill

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

More photos of the new T65A6 Calf

  T65A6 surfaces right next to Mom (T65A)We had another great visit with the T65A pod in Dabob Bay again today from Chilkat Express.  Here are some new photos of the new calf having some fun with the family.  Naturalist, Bart Rulon

T65A Pod has a New Calf

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

A Great Gray Whale Season in 2018

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