Noelle paddled out with three guests this morning for a 3 hour sea kayak tour, and reported back that there were sunny skies and smooth, glassy waters to greet them out on the west side. Once there they had quite a few wildlife sightings-- from harbor seals to bald eagles-- but what was most exciting was the porpoises that were spotted foraging around just off the western shore of Henry Island. Noelle identified them as Dall's porpoises, making them the first Dall's we've seen by kayak this year.
Dall's are fantastic--and maddening-- creatures to watch, as they often are very energetic and can move quite quickly and irregularly through the water. They are the fastest of all small cetaceans, reaching almost 30mph!