Posted by: onboardtourswhales | June 12, 2009

Humpback Whale!

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

June 12, 2009

A report of a humpback whale sent us into the Strait of Juan de Fuca off of Pile Point from about 1:10pm to 2pm during slack ebb tide. We watched the whale surfacing, taking 4 to 5 breaths, then diving from 4-6 minutes. The juvenile, about 40′? in length, seemed to be zig zagging as it was slowly working it’s way west-northwest, as it would surface offshore, then the next surfacing would be inshore, repeating this transecting pattern. Only saw the flukes once, it showed the arching of it’s body- the humped back- on every last surfacing before it dove! On our way out in the Strait we saw 2 groups of 3 Dall’s Porpoise, the sun glinting off that dorsal fin white edge!

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