KILLER WHALES (JUNE 18, 2013) BLOG 2

Today we got one of our best looks at all the resident Orcas in L-pod.  Most whale families are matrilineal in social structure.  That means that the family is led by the eldest female.  In L-pod the matriarch has been ALEXIS (L-12) but she is missing this year.  Time will tell but the new matriarch appears to be L-25 (OCEAN SUN).  In this photo OCEAN SUN is seen approaching the Victoria waterfront.