Today we had another wonderful encounter with multiple Humpbacks between Constance Bank and Race Rocks. One of the Humpbacks BCZ0131, has a very strange tail fluke and has been given the nickname “Gnarly”. We encountered “Gnarly” for the first time yesterday and this Humpback was being playful once again 🙂 We got to see pectoral waves and tail fluke waves several times as well as its full tail fluke as it went on deep dives.
We also encountered a Mother and Calf, though only briefly so we did not a good identification of them. The Salish Sea seems to becoming more popular for Humpbacks to bring their calves to feed during the summer & fall months.
At Race Rocks we encountered Harbor Seals, Northern Elephant Seals, California Sea Lions and Steller Sea Lions. We also encountered a large group of Dall’s Porpoise south of Race Rocks that included a number of Mothers with Babies 🙂
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