Unlike yesterday’s post there is no need to explain that this is a large grizzly bear. It just is!
Weight: males: up to 2,500 pounds (1,120 kg) females: up to 770 pounds (350 kg) pups: about 35-50 pounds (16-22.5 kg)
Length: males: about 10-11 feet (3-3.4 m) females: about 7.5-9.5 feet (2.5-3.0 m) pups: about 3.3 feet (1 m)
The whale watching day from the lodge requires a fifty-minute boat ride to the area around Johnstone Strait, which is part of the Inside Passage to Alaska. On this day we have a picnic lunch that is normally eaten in the boat as we drift with the whales or other marine life. I am always amazed at the curiosity of these mammals. With the motor turned off and sitting quietly we frequently have visitors. Harbour seals because of their size are a little more timid and less frequent. Steller sealions will approach the boat swimming around and beneath when we have lunch near their “haul out island”.
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