Transients (including T-40) spotted April 20th
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.
What made that day extremely exciting was the appearance of T-40, a large male with a distinctive hooked dorsal fin who is normally found near Alaska. After hunting the whales split apart and the large male disappeared-- only to be spotted later around Kellet Bluffs by Noelle.