One of the nation's best viewing spots for orca whales, Lime Kiln Point State Park, on the west side of San Juan Island, draws thousands of visitors annually, especially during June and July, the peak orca-watching season near the shoreline.
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is on a mission to explore the largely unknown ocean, with efforts currently focused on the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone surround Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. This video includes highlights from the first leg of the deepwater exploration of the Marianas expedition.
Courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas
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