May 16th - T124C Just outside Nanaimo!

We didn’t have to travel far to catch up with transient orca “Cooper”, aka T124C! We cruised south from Nanaimo and found this lone male less than an hour away.

It is uncommon for an orca to travel alone, and typically only occurs if the animal’s family members are deceased. In “Cooper’s” case, he has living family members in at least two orca pods, and it is unknown why he chooses to travel solo.

In any case, we enjoyed our time with him all the same! Check out our photos from this trip taken by marine naturalist Rodrigo Menezes.

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