Looking forward to a great season!
What an amazing start to the season we have had! The beautiful weather and abundance of wild life has helped us have a great kick off to the season. We have been very lucky to have sightings of some of our Resident Orcas- J pod in the area since mid February, Transient orcas, Humpback whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds. Over the last year and a half we have had a “baby boom” within our Southern Resident Orca population. Six of these calves have been identified as male and we were excited for the good news of the birth of female calf J53 (L123’s sex is still unknown). Often with good news, there comes sad news, another Resident Killer whale L95 and unknown neo-natal calf were found dead. This is another tragic loss for a beautiful and already struggling species. With these recent occurrings the total population for our Southern Resident Orcas now stands at 83.
On April 7th we were lucky to have the Global news along for a tour early in the season and got to spend the day viewing Transient Orcas, Sea Lions, Seals, Eagles and much more that the Salish Sea has to offer. Over the month of April and into May, the beautiful Sidney weather and the calm seas throughout the Gulf Islands has made for some very memorable trips and some great photo opportunities.
The team at Sidney Whale Watching is looking forward to another great season and excited to share these memorable experiences will all of our guests.