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Double header – Humpback and orcas visit Friday Harbor

August 12, 2017 – ¬†Our passengers were locals and what do you know but the Humpback whale we met at Point Caution took us to their house. Also passing were the Transient/Biggs Orcas the T46s. The humpback whale ‘Stitch’ swam on a treadmill against the full flood of Cattle Pass. Just outside the pass were the Transient Orcas the T99s who were finishing a predation before zooming in through the pass with many breaches and spy-hops. A metropolis of whales passing Friday Harbor today.

Bald eagle calling

Bald eagle calling

Downwind sailing

Downwind sailing in San Juan Channel to meet a humpback whale

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale known as “Stitch” cruising the San Juan Island shoreline

Sailboat race

Sailboat race

Humpback whale passing Friday Harbor

Humpback whale known as “Stitch” passing Friday Harbor

Humpback whale passing Friday Harbor

Humpback whale known as “Stitch” passing Friday Harbor

Humpback whale exhale

Humpback whale exhale

Transient orcas passing the Univ Washington Labs

Transient orcas, T46’s, passing Friday Harbor and the Univ Washington Marine Labs

T46E passing Friday Harbor

T46E passing Friday Harbor

Harbor seals and Cattle Point Lighthouse

Harbor seals on Goose Island and Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island

Humpback whale heading out of Cattle Pass

Humpback whale (aka Stitch) heading out of Cattle Pass

Humpback whale (aka Stitch) heading out of Cattle Pass

Humpback whale (aka Stitch) heading out of Cattle Pass

Bald eagle landing on Cattle Pt Light

Bald eagle landing on Cattle Pt Light

T99's hunting near Cattle Pt

T99’s hunting near Cattle Pt

Orca spy hop

Orca spy hop

Orca half breach

Orca half breach

Orca playing near our boat

One of the T99’s playing near our boat

T99B swimming near our boat

T99B swimming toward us

T99B swimming near our boat

T99B playing near our boat

T99's hunting near Cattle Pt

T99’s hunting near Cattle Pt

T99's sharing a meal

T99’s sharing a meal (puddle of blood in the water)

Orca double breach

Orca double breach

One of the T99's breaching

One of the T99’s breaching- T99D? Looks to be a girl

One of the T99's breaching

One of the T99’s breaching

Orca tail flukes

Orca tail fluke

T99's hunting near Goose Island

T99’s hunting near Goose Island

T99s

T99’s with Harbor Rock in the distance with harbor seals and a bald eagle