NATURALISTE CHARTER ARCHIVES

Bremer Canyon Whale

OCEANIC SMORGASBORD!

Published on February 13, 2020 By brelsdon

Hey guys! I’m Em, the marine intern for the week, and I’m gonna run you through today’s trip into the canyon. Half the ecosystem came out to play today and we were so stoked to see it! It was a beautiful sunny morning as we cruised out to the canyon in a light breeze and low […]

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HUBBA HUBBA

Published on January 15, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Upon arriving to the hotspot we observed three pods hunting together, and that’s only what we could see! They were fairly spread with the usual oil slicks appearing suggesting they were having a feed. It seemed to be relatively relaxed when all of a sudden a double breach stirred up the ocean and the orca […]

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ORCASOME

Published on January 14, 2020 By Pia Markovic

Today’s expedition to the Bremer Canyon Sub-Basin saw multiple different pods hunting separately, only spending a few minutes at the surface. The opportunistic albatrosses were spied gobbling up small snacks few and far between. Oil slicks were present but we felt the Orca were uninterested in us so we went for a little wander west […]

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Hotspot is HOT!

Published on January 13, 2020 By Pia Markovic

We don’t call it the hotspot for nothing! Today for our Bremer Canyon Killer Whale watching we did not leave it, just meandered around following the Orcas as they attended to beaked whale business i.e. LUNCH! As we dropped over the 1000m contour line this morning the distinct oil smell lingered in the water. It […]

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BREMER BAY ORCA – TRUE ALMOST BLUE!

Published on April 18, 2019 By Alison Cross

The weather was a step above yesterday! With the clouds parting and the sun shining it didn’t take long to find orca! Mako and Urkel’s pods were patrolling the...

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