Posts tagged: humpback whale

Waiting for Herring

By , April 27, 2019

The herring have arrived in Mud Bay, according to an anonymous post in a local on-line want ad page. But, here on the shore of Lynn Canal, just off Mud Bay, we’re still waiting. And, when I say “we,” I mean everyone!

harbor seal

A harbor seal hangs out, waiting for herring (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).


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Whales and Strawberry Blossoms

By , November 9, 2016

Here we are on the front doorstep of winter, seeing signs of spring.

Two that stand out particularly: whales and strawberry blossoms.

All of a sudden, we have humpback whales cruising past our rocks, not just one now and then, but sometimes three at a time!

Generally, we see humpbacks in the spring, starting in about March, through the summer, until October or so. This year, we’ve seen more whales in the last few months than we saw all last summer!

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