August 29th - T36's traveling in the Strait of Georgia
August 29th was another great day with the orcas. The morning tour set out at 10:30 and visited with the T36B's in the Strait of Georgia. They were traveling and doing quite deep, long dives and then coming up for big breaths of fresh air.
The afternoon tour took us to a different group of whales, some of the T65A'. This pod welcomed a new calf earlier this spring and we are all still adjusting to how quickly it's grown! Female killer whales carry their calves for 16-17 months and then nurse for 1-2 years before teaching them how to hunt for marine mammals. This young whale is busy drinking mom's milk and growing while mom is busy guiding around her other offspring and finding enough food for herself. Not an easy life for a killer whale!
While our vessel was on scene with this family they in the midst of a possible hunt. Sometimes it can be tricky to know if they are hunting or not because so much of it takes place underwater. You know for sure they are feeding if you see gulls come down to grab the scraps!
Here are some of best photos of the day taken by our crew. We are still booking daily trips at 10:30am and 3:30pm every day!