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An extraordinary experience with Orca

Orca have no natural predators. They’ll hunt Great White Sharks and are capable of systematically taking down a Blue Whale, the largest animal that has ever lived on our planet! A lone Sea Lion is certainly no match!  I observed this first hand in a once in a lifetime experience on September 24th, close to Lewis Channel, northeast of Campbell River. Calls came in over the VHF radio to our guide, Nick… Read More

Breaching Pacific White Sided Dolphin

How not to surf launch a kayak

Susan Conrads new book

The Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a near-threatened species of Sea Lions in the Northern Pacific. It is the sole member of the genus Eumetopias and the largest of the eared seals (Otariidae) and is also the largest Sea Lion. Among pinnipeds, it is inferior in size only to the Walrus and the two Elephant Seals. The species is named for the naturalist George Wilhelm Steller, who first described them in… Read More

ON TOP OF THE WORLD “The Everest” of Sea Kayaking Brooks Peninsula!   I can’t wait to get back out there this summer!!

The last time I visited Mystic Beach was 2009, 10 years ago! It’s always been a place that I wanted to visit again and so I did yesterday! I’m a paddler, not a hiker! I got lost twice on a relatively easy trail but it was well worth the anguish! What an extraordinary place!! discovervancouverisland.com/…/mystic-beach

The Importance Of Herring   Like the foundation of your house, herring is the foundation on which the Great Bear Rainforest is built. It is a small fish with a major role in the lives of nearly every coastal species on land or underwater in BC. It provides an important link between tiny plankton and larger fish, marine mammals and birds. For millennia, this forage fish has provided sustenance for humans to… Read More

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