Posted by: onboardtourswhales | July 8, 2009

Orcas from J-K-L Pods Foraging and Vocalizing

J-16 Slick & son J-26 Mike

J-16 Slick & son J-26 Mike

L-105 Fluke

L-105 Fluke

July 8, 2009
Salmon Bank seems to be the place for whales, seals, and marine birds- hopefully providing a buffet! From 2:10pm until 3:25pm, during a flooding tide and calm summer waters, we watched orcas from J-K-L Pods mill and forage. J-26 Mike is easy to spot with the way his dorsal fin leans left, he was lunging, making many directional changes and breached! He didn’t stray too far from mom J-16 Slick. L-72 Racer with very active 5 year old son Fluke went back and forth too. We saw another group with some bellies up- mating? We listened to vocalizations, some of the K calls remind me of cats mewling!

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