It is safe to say that the humpbacks have arrived in Juneau. One was observed in the small bay near false outer point. Later in the day, several were observed near Amalga harbor, including a mom and calf pair. Unfortunately I was not able to get any photos of the pair due to water conditions.
Observed one humpback near north pass by Shelter Island. We also saw a pod of Dall's porpoise and multiple groups of sea lions.
One humpback was observed far out in Lynn Canal from False Outer Point. Photo is blurry due to extreme distance.
A pod of orcas were observed in Lynn Canal close to Gull Island. As we sat and watched them, the pod approached us and swam underneath our boat. It was an amazing experience! There appeared to be a young calf with the pod. It was very small and still had a peachy coloring to it. A positive ID has not been made, but I have reason to believe the orcas were AG pod of the Alaska residents.
Throughout the day we saw six humpbacks near Shelter Island. We also saw a pod of Dall's porpoise, although I was unable to get any pictures of the porpoise.
One humpback and a pod of harbour porpoise were observed in the small bay at Auke recreation area.
The humpbacks have begun arriving! We saw six whales throughout the day in Lynn Canal near the backside of Douglas Island and in Fritz Cove. One humpback was also observed lunge feeding in the Gastineau Channel.
One humpback and a small pod of harbour porpoise were observed in Lynn Canal near Auke Bay. No photos of the humpback.
The two species were seen at the same time. The orcas were spread apart and very elusive. The sighting lasted for roughly five minutes. The photos are blurry due to distance
One humpback and a small pod of harbor porpoise were observed from false outer point.