J-27 aka Blackberry. Image: Monika Wieland
J-27 aka Blackberry. Image: Monika Wieland

Today was another great August day spent with our Southern Resident Killer Whales!

This morning our Zodiacs headed out to Hannah Heights to meet up with J-Pod! When the boats arrived on scene the whales were spread out, travelling in groups of one or two. Our Skippers were able to spend a nice amount of time with the smaller groups, really getting to know the individuals, including one of our favorites J-27, Blackberry!

This afternoon, we again caught up with J-Pod, this time heading south from Eagle Point. The group was again spread out, this time travelling in groups of threes and fours. Toward the end of the trip, the whales must have found something to celebrate because they really started to put on a show! We had porpoising, a gorgeous spyhop and – the behavior everyone hoping for – lots of breeching!

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