May 6th – West Coast Wildlife

© Five Star Whale Watching/Katie Smith. Image — A seal pup on a brown algae bed at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve during our trip today.

West Coast Wildlife

We headed out west today and found the incredible Salish Sea biodiversity.

We found four different species of pinnipeds, meaning the fin-footed. We found California sea lions, Steller sea lions, harbour seals and Northern elephant seals. We even saw some newborn seal pups that were resting on the nearby algae beds at Race Rocks.

As we scanned through the ecological reserve, we also found Ollie, the sea otter. He was sitting on a cluster of rocks that were entirely covered with some of his favourite foods, including mussels. Afterwards, we also saw a fully matured bald eagle perched on the high point of an island. Eagles have very good eyesight. They like to have a good vantage point to scan as much area as possible to spot prey.

To view more images from today’s trip, click on the following link.

May 6th – Salish Sea Wildlife

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