April 23rd - T36As Near Point Roberts

April 23rd, 2018

We crossed the Strait of Georgia today on our journey to the whales. When we arrived to the waters just off Point Roberts we found the T36A family of transient orcas. We were fortunate enough to even witness some hunting too!

 Whales from the T36A pod surfacing with BC's coastal mountains in the background. Photo by Lili Simon.

Whales from the T36A pod surfacing with BC's coastal mountains in the background. Photo by Lili Simon.

The matriarch of this small family, T36A "Leland" is a 28 year old mother of three! All of her offspring still travel by her side today. Leland's mother no longer travels with the T36As, but she is still alive and well, travelling instead with Leland's younger sister and her two calves.

 The T36A family coming up for some air in the sunshine. Photo by Lili Simon.

The T36A family coming up for some air in the sunshine. Photo by Lili Simon.

Big thanks to those who joined us on this exciting visit with the T36A family, we had so much fun sharing our coastal wildlife with you!

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