Good times w @meeg_atron@eaglewingtours sighting out the j and l pods this morning ,, great boat ( serengeti )and an awesome captain .. if your gonna head out, this crew and company are top notch . you'll leave a smarter human . thanks crew 💙#orcas#westcoast#britishcolumbia#eaglewingtours#wild#nikon
Naturalist sydney (@sydney.mcc ) doing what she does best: educating the younger generation on ocean ecosystems! kelp extracts are used as natural thickeners in products such as paint, toothpaste, salad dressing and ice cream. therefore, you’re likely no stranger to its commercial uses, but did you know that bull kelp is also an important natural factor in combating ocean acidification and climate change? the more you know!
We had transient/bigg’s orca in the harbour again last night! the 4 whales (the t77s) went as far as the empress, likely looking for a seal dinner.
photo courtesy of clint rivers @showtime_photography_clint
This 22-year-old biggs killer whale made headlines last month for getting his tail snagged in a crab p*t line north of victoria and had to be assisted by a trained fisheries and oceans canada disentanglement team. he seems to have a fancy for floats, since he's been seen pushing them around on previous occasions. fortunately, he passed by every float on this day in early june. photo courtesy of photographer val (@shorelinesnaturephotography
Happy father's day to one of the most prolific killer whales we know - mega! also known as l41, recent studies have shown that he has sired at least 20 offspring in all three southern resident pods. he is often observed hanging out with the little ones, including his sisters' babies. you can this big 41-year old boy to the far left, with a distinctive notch halfway up his tall, straight dorsal fin.
photo from 2015 courtesy of valerie shore, shorelines photography.
The flukes of an adult humpback whale are about 16 ft wide. they're powered by a massive muscle system in the peduncle, where the flukes meet the body. these muscles allow a humpback whale to launch its 40-ton body into the air with only two flicks of its tail! photo courtesy of photographer clint (@showtime_photography_clint
Traveling with a baby often needs that little bit extra planning and perseverance! determined to go whale watching, i needed to find a company that would take a 5 month old with us #eaglewingtours in #victoria were absolutely fantastic! it was quite an experience feeding aubrey whilst watching orcas / killer whales swim around the boat! we saw 5 different pods at the same time, with whales breaching and waving their tales it was just magical! (and apparently quite unique)