A likely stowaway from a hike in the piney sandhills...
Pods still in the area.
About 20-25 cm long
ID as per whale watch boat naturalist; multiple pods, total estimate for the day about 1,000.
At least a mile offshore!
Likely swallowed a fish hook or somesuch - erratic, distressed flapping. Whale watching staff tried to net it but were unsuccessful.
On humpback flukes, with barnacles.
Pod of several hundred, including many babies.
Large male flipping around a huge halibut at the surface, about a mile offshore. Other smaller sea lions backed off; not the gulls. Rafts of sea lions still following the humpbacks.