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Today was a double creature feature, with both Humpback Whales and Orcas being spotted!

The skies were sunny and the waters calm as we left Victoria Harbour in the afternoon.  We soon received information that a group of Transient Killer Whales had been spotted south of Victoria.  Transient Killer Whales feed on marine mammals such as seals and porpoises while Resident Killer Whales feed exclusively on fish – primarily salmon.

On the way to the Killer Whales, we spotted the blow of a Humpback Whale. We stopped our boat and watched as it surfaced to breathe several times before diving to feed.   We waited a few minutes and the Humpback surfaced some distance away.  As we were slowly moving towards the whale another Humpback surfaced  about 300 meters off our starboard side – now we could see two.

After spending time with these giants we moved off and continued towards the Killer Whales.  Once on scene we saw that they were the T65As, a family of 6 whales. The family consists of a matriarch T65A born in 1986 and her 5 offspring. T65A2, a 14-year-old male, T65A3, an 11-year-old male, T65A4 a seven-year-old female, T65A5 a four-year-old and a new calf born in 2018.  After spending time with these graceful animals we headed home after a great afternoon on the water.



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