June 15th - T101's off Sturgeon Bank
Today we did some travelling with the T101’s as they headed down the Strait of Georgia! T101 consists of four individuals: Reef (T101), Rush (T101A), Lagoon (T101B), and Beardslee (T102). Orcas have matriarchal societies; this means that the mother is the leader of the pod. In this instance, Reef (T101) is the leader as she travels with her three sons. It is pretty impressive to see due to Reef (T101) being quite smaller than her sons, but still having leadership of the pod!
Naturalist Val got a great shot of the whole pod together (below). You can really see the difference between Reef (T101; second from the right) and her sons. Beardslee (T102) is the next most distinctive whale (farthest to the right) due to his slight curve in his dorsal fin. Rush (T101A) and Lagoon (T101B) are fairly similar looking, but Lagoon has a slightly larger dorsal fin.
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