On Saturday evening there was a very loud, strange vocalization/echolocation sound coming from the hydrophones on the west side of San Juan Island. Way too loud to be an orca whale. It was a sperm whale! This was the first time since 1984 a sperm whale was recorded traveling and echolocating by the islands.
A few whale watch boats were lucky enough to see him up near Stuart Island earlier in the day. Later in the evening he was traveling south down Haro S