Several very vocal transient killer whale pods in western Haro Strait. Members from T30, T86, T90, T100, T101, T02, and T124's were present including the baby from T100 pod.
Captain Brian just reported back from today's whale watch trip this afternoon, and he described it as "one of his Top 3 wildlife encounters- ever!" The boat left Roche Harbor, San Juan Island and headed out in search of the transient Orcas that were in the area. Upon arriving they saw harbor porpoises "everywhere" and Brian and Kendall were on the alert and watching the hunting transient whales. Suddenly both transients dived down and disappeared. Everyone was scanning the waters, looking madly for the whales. Brian heard a splash, but when he looked two porpoises were missing.
T14 and the T49's in Satellite Channel, Colburne Pass and Iroquois Pass hunting and eating harbour seals.
We watched transient pod T49 along with T14 hunt and kill harbour porpoise in southern Haro Strait. Seemed to be teaching the calf (T49b) to pursue and catch prey.
Transient Orca pods T10 and T26 were hunting and killing harbour seals in Satellite Channel and then off Pat Bay in the Saanich Inlet. We watched two kills and left them south bound down the inlet heading towards Goldstream Park.
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