Category Archives: marinemammal

Boat Birding

It was a lovely late winter/early spring day with partly cloudy skies and calm conditions. I was able to get out for a trip birding by boat. We went from town out to checkout the waters by Low Island, then … Continue reading

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Sea Lions and Gulls

This entry is part 58 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Spent the morning on the Food Web Cruise fund raiser for Sitka WhaleFest. They asked me to be aboard as the bird expert. It’s typically an enjoyable ride on an Alen Marine Sightseeing Vessel. We saw several whales, sea otters, … Continue reading

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Gallery: 20101212 Sea Otter

I was a little surprised to see how close this Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) was to the shore along Halibut Point Road. It was probably within 10 yards, apparently finding food to eat. Note the open wound on this animal’s … Continue reading

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Mountaintop Whale Watching

While enjoying some late October sun on Harbor Mountain, I noticed something white down on the sound near Vitskari Rocks. At first I thought perhaps it was a boat (or boats) catching the sun just right, but it did not … Continue reading

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Sea Mart Sea Otter

Early in January I noticed a Sea Otter feeding in the kelp patch right off the Sea Mart Parking lot. The juvenile gull pictured here followed it around pretty closely, presumably hoping to grab a scrap or two from what … Continue reading

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Whale Watching at Sage Beach

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