May 5th - T125A and T128 off of Discovery Island
On May 5th we were lucky enough to find two large male Orca, T125A and T128! These two bulls were hanging out near Discovery Island, off the coast of Victoria.
Seeing these two males is a bit of a treat, being as they are both rare visitors of the Salish Sea, although we did see the two travelling together through the area last year in June. Typically these guys spend their time further north but sightings in the Salish Sea have been increasing in the last five years.
The two brothers (T124A and T128) are 21 and 31, respectively, meaning that they are fully grown. Fully grown transient orca are a favourite out on the trips because of their large size. Their dorsal fins will grow up to 6 feet tall (2m) and they can be about 30 feet long (9m).
Check out some pictures of these incredible brothers taken by our Marine Naturalists on this trip!