Our first operation of the day was a hike in the mud on Grindall Island. Many of us had a great adventure hiking up and around the lake. Some of us went back early to relax on the beach or search for intertidal creatures.
After the hike we all took a Zodiac circumnavigation of the island and found a small haul out of boisterous and stinky Steller sea lions. Just as we were heading back to the boat, we saw a whale. Then we realized it was four whales, and then we realized they were bubble net feeding!
After lunch we cruised for a while looking for other wildlife on our way to Hump Island Oyster Company. At Hump Island Oyster Company we tasted some delicious oysters with kelp salsa and learned a lot about oyster farming.