May 12th - T87, T90's, and T124A's near Thormanby Island!
We left the harbour on May 12th with a Northern report of orca, so we crossed the Strait and headed towards the Sunshine Coast. Once on scene with the animals it was a pleasant surprise to find that there was actually multiple pods travelling together near Thormanby Island!
The Pods were identified as T87, the T90’s, and the T124A’s. Finding pods of transient orca travelling together is becoming more common in the Salish Sea recently, likely due to the increase in their food source, which is mostly seals and sea lions.The T90’s (including T87 who is usually travelling with them) and T124A’s have been seen together frequently this year, so it was no surprise to see them again today.
Our Naturalist Rodrigo Menezes got plenty of awesome photos on this trip, check them out below!