Today we left Friday harbor and headed North towards East Point. On the way North we stopped at Flattop Island and found some harbor seals and two bald eagles. One eagle was an adult another was a juvenile that was feeding on a fish. We continued towards to whales. We found the whales a little South of East Point. The first whale we saw was J2 (Granny) and she gave us a great look! Granny is estimated to be the oldest orca in the world at 103 years old! We then watched L87 (Onyx) go by. Onyx was adopted by Granny in 2010 when his mother passed away and is now always seen traveling with her. We were also passed by the rest of the J2′s (Granny’s family) include little J49 (T’ilem I’nges) who was born in 2012. We were then passed by J16 (Slick) and her son J26 (Mike), and then shortly after the rest of the J16′s, J36 (Alki) and J42 (Echo). Both passed by us while porpoising which was pretty awesome to see. Thankfully the whales don’t care about rain so we managed to get some great looks at them!
M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris