What a day for mammals!

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During a second year Marine Science class discussion of human impacts on the mudflats, a student shouted “there’s a bear!”Bears3 Bears

So much for the mudflats… all the students rushed down on to the dock to watch the TWO bears run towards the spiritual centre.

Later in the day, a first year class was welcomed ashore at Great Race Island by the usual suspects, California sea lions, Stellar sea lions and a Northern elephant seal.Pinnipeds

The two highlights of the trip to Race Rocks for me (and the students) though were the humpback whale that was feeding just west of reserve and the sea otter that was frolicking in the kelp on the east side of the island. I took a few terrible photos (worse than the bear photos above), but please see Anne’s photos on the Race Rocks blog (humpback fluke and sea otter).

Kate watching humpback

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3 Responses to “What a day for mammals!”

  1. Erickson Smith Says:

    amazing! glad to know the wildlife is alive and well in Pedder Bay 🙂

  2. Susanna PC38 Says:

    Wow!!! I always wanted to see a whale while at Pearson, but I couldn’t have even imagined to see a SEA OTTER! Lucky you! 🙂

  3. pearsoncollegemarinescience Says:

    Thanks for keeping up with the happenings in and around Pedder Bay Erickson!!

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