Yesterday afternoon we left Friday harbor and headed south towards reports of whales on the South side of San Juan Island. On our way down to that area we stopped to look at some huge stellar sea lions. Did you know that male stellar sea lions get up to 2,000 pounds? Once we got a good look at those sea lions we headed around the south side of San Juan Island and came across the J2′s. The J2′s are Granny’s family and all of her living descendants. The group includes J2 (Granny), her granddaughter J14 (Samish), her great-granddaughters J37 (Hy’Shqa), J45 (Se-Yi’-Chn), and her great-great-grandson J49 (T’ilem I’nges). We also were surprised by some pacific white sided dolphins as well! The dolphins were seen riding in our boats wake and leaping out of the water frequently! We enjoyed watching J2 and her family interact and forage for the day. When the day started out we had quite a bit of fog in the area but thankfully in burned up and gave us a great afternoon out on the water.
M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris