Sunday, May 24, 2009

Orcas Spotted!

It was a busy day for wildlife today with lots of activity! West Coast Aquatic Safaris guests got to see a lot of variety on the hot springs trip today. For the first time in over a month orcas were spotted in Cow Bay! Our guests were fortunate enough to see them on the way home from a relaxing soak in the hot springs. There is still speculation as to whether these were transient or resident orcas. We are hoping to know more by tomorrow. Gray whales were also seen in the same bay and two of them did some breaching.

Also along the way to the hot springs our guests were able to see sea lions, bald eagles and even some black bears. There was a lot of wildlife out today and Keith who was driving WASCO made sure to stop for our guests along the way so they could get a good look! Ellie and the guests on their way down to WASCO for the 6:30 bear watch got to see a sea lion up close in the harbor. The sea lion was catching dinner and swimming right by the dock. It was a great day out on the water and on WASCO!

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