Posted by: onboardtourswhales | June 22, 2009

Superpod Porpoising, Spy Hopping, & Breaching!!!

Porpoising

Porpoising

J-1 Ruffles at 58 years old still breaches!!

J-1 Ruffles at 58 years old still breaches!!

Breach!
Breach!
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Power swimming-porpoising!

P1040881June 22, 2009

  All of J-Pod with some L’s and K’s porpoising, power swimming, against the strong flood tide, from Saturna Island southwest across Boundary Pass toward Stuart Island, from 2:20pm to 3:25pm. They were traveling quite fast, in tight knit family groups. As we watched the first group approach Turn Point and the tide rips, one whale spy hopped, then 2 in unison, then the breaches started. There were 4 to 5 orcas in each group, 8 groups total, in that time period, heading around the point into Haro Strait. In every group, whales spy hopped, breached, lunged, cartwheeled, back flipped, pectoral slapped, or tail lobbed as they closed in on Stuart Island! Words can’t describe the fantastic, countless breaches, percussive and surface behaviors!! Even J-1 Ruffles joined the party and breached!

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