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Big Pod of Transients

September 1, 2016 – Today was a special day as the morning and afternoon cruises visited the same marine wildlife. We left Victoria and headed west towards Sooke as we heard they might be some killer whales in the area. When we arrived, we found a very big pod of transient killer whales (marine mammal eaters). There were at least three different families but we stayed with two of them: T11s and the T37s. They were cruising along looking for food (probably harbour seals or harbour porpoises, their favorite prey). We enjoyed their company for a while as they were swimming and hunting along the coastline.

On the way back to Victoria, we made a stop at Race Rocks, a gorgeous little island of rocks with a beautiful lighthouse and colonies of harbor seals, Steller and California sea lions.

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