A Killer Whale of a Time
Killer Whales swimming near Plumper Sound. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

What a spectacular day to go out on the water in a speedy zodiac! The sun was shining and our adventurers were ready to get on the water and search for some beautiful BC wildlife!

Captain Ian and the group zoomed out North from Victoria harbour towards Plumper Sound. This area of water can be found between Saturan Island and the Pender Island.

Here the group were lucky enough to see two families of Transient Orca.

Dorsal fin of two Transient Orca. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens..
Dorsal fin of two Transient Orca. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

 

The two groups have been identified as the T99s and T137. These are identifiable from the dorsal fins, eye patches, and saddle patches on the animals.

Pictured below is T137A, he is easily identifiable from the two nicks in his dorsal fin and some dark marks on his saddle patch.

T137A a male Orca. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.
T137A a male Orca. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

 

The beautiful weather meant it was easy for us to see the exhale plumes of the Orca as well. Gorgeous scenery and gorgeous animals. All in all, a fabulous time.

Orca in the sunshine. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.
Orca in the sunshine. Picture taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

 

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