We had transient orcas 10 minutes from our office today! There were three family groups the T100's, T124's and the T90's totaling 11 whales. It was great to see T90c a calf born 7 months ago looking healthy and boisterous. It was a quiet day on the water and we found ourselves watching the orcas with no other boats for most of our tour. We had a great steller sea lion encounter along with bald eagles and harbour seals.
One of the many whales seen today. To read more go to orcawatch.com
Naturalist Noelle and Captain Nancy headed out for a whale watch tour last Saturday with sunny skies ahead. Transients were in the area, and Noelle was pleased to report back great views of some extremely active transient orcas. Everyone witnessed a lot of activity and movement by these whales including huge full breaches out of the water! Naturalists on other whale watching boats agreed that they were likely hunting porpoises and eventually made a kill.