We went whale watching on Wednesday! We left at 7:15 in the morning and got back at 6:30. It was so fun. We played cards, hung out, read and just in general chilled. Best part, we saw 3 whales eat a porpoise! It was INSANE!!! Here are some questions my science teacher had for me.
What was your favorite thing about whale watching?
My favorite thing was probably leading up to seeing the whales. You could barely see the whales and everyone was coming out onto the deck. People with binoculars were passing them around. Everyone was straining to see a whale, and when someone saw it, everyone would scream like they were on fire.
What is something new that you learned?
I learned that all whales can be identified by their “Saddle Bags” or white spots behind their dorsal fin. They named some of the local pod and can identify them. For example, in J-Pod, Granny, Samish, Slick and Oreo.
How did it make you feel to be on the water, watching the killer whales chase down the porpoises?
I love nature violence! It demonstrates the food chain. Also, it showed how whales capture their prey naturally, and shows how they live naturally.
What questions did this trip raise for you about whales, oceans or nature in general?
Um… whale, I can’t think of any questions.
What is the value/ importance of 6th graders taking a boat trip just to watch whales? (Why should we even bother!?)
it shows you what whales are like in their natural habitat and how they act. How they hunt, how they act, how they swim, how they are in the ocean.