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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It Wasn't On Porpoise!





THAT creature is what we saw on our boat in the bay yesterday right smack dab in the middle of the bay between Vashon Island and Dash Point. This is called a Dall's Porpoise. Their markings are eerily similar to the Orca and they are good size. I screamed "whales" while sitting on the bow with my daughter. Upon closer inspection, these friendly guys weren't what I thought but really cool to see close-up nonetheless.

8 comments:

Kim Thompson said...

We actually saw three, possibly four clustered together!

Erica Rose said...

Oh wow, how lucky you are!

Kim Thompson said...

Thanks! We felt super lucky. Not easy to see them, from what I understand. I just want nuts yelling and cheering.

Lorraine Hart said...

I love these guys! Spent a day sailing, some years ago, between Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island...had their company all day. What a wonderful sighting for you!

Kim Thompson said...

It was great. It was like they were playing with our little boat like a big toy!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience, Kim!

Mizu Sugimura said...

Simply so, so cool!

Kim Thompson said...

I know! It's like a seeing a treasure. I am telling everyone I know. Hopefully, they will remember that I am nice and won't find my over-excitement irritating.