Pacific white-sided dolphins are only one of the many mammals often viewed on the whale watching day. Dolphins tend to travel in pods of several hundred the largest pod I have come across was between fifteen hundred and two thousand. This was in the late fall and they appeared to be heading out of the area. The pods we encounter in the summer are playful and come to our boats out of curiosity. In this case we were stationary as the dolphins were following another of our boats. At other times they will pass beneath our bow while we move along side a large pod.
The grizzly bear tours from Grizzly Bear Lodge spend two hours on the viewing stands in the Glendale River after the 24th of August. While on the stands we are able to observe the grizzly bears feeding on both sides of the stands, the natural river and the holding pond, which is the entrance to the spawning, channel. The holding area is a little deeper than the river and bears have developed their own technique for eating the salmon they catch. Some grizzlies take the salmon to shore and hold it against a rock to strip off the desired parts. This bear has developed it’s own style which is it sit (“like in a bathtub”) and hold the salmon against its leg. Why? See tomorrow’s post.Visit our Blog