T36 and T99 Transient Pods All Day!

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*Transient killer whales in the T36 and T99 pods put on a show
*Harbor Seals, 
*A bald eagle

We traveled an unlikely course today into the inner San Juan Islands to reach transient killer whales.  We met up with them at Speiden Island and the action started right from the get go!  It was the T36 and T99 pods.  The adult females were leading the way and all their youngsters were trailing behind, playing all the way!  After they passed Green Point the young orcas went wild!  They tail slapped over and over again!!  They cartwheeled, and swam upside down, and splashed around, and just had a great time together!   After a while they seemed to be lagging further and further behind their elders who appeared to be seriously looking for food.  Once they figured out the distance gap, the young orcas put the pedal to the metal and started speed swimming to catch up!  They were porpoising together right up against the shoreline of Speiden Island, making for some amazing scenery and action to end our trip!!

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*Transient killer whales in the T36 and T99 pods put on a show
*Harbor Seals, 
*A bald eagle

Our afternoon trip took us back into the inner San Juan Islands to watch the same killer whales from the morning trip.  The T36, and T99 pods were circumnavigating Crane Island and we watched them surface in flat calm waters with some breathtaking scenery as a backdrop!  At one point they swam right through Pole Pass, A very narrow passageway in between Crane, and Orcas Islands.  They swam right next to the rocks at the pass with people watching them from only yards away!  We saw one breach, but the highlight of the trip was the breathtaking scenes we saw orcas surface in, one time after another, this afternoon.  What an amazing day!  Naturalist Bart Rulon

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