Transient killer whales in the neighborhood.…

Posted March 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

Transient killer whales, hunting....

Transient killer whales, hunting....

Jim Maya from Maya’s Char­ters says the tran­sient whales are nearby.…here’s more, from yesterday:

It was one of those days!

We got news of Orcas right at the end of our first trip so I rushed in for my sec­ond group. We zoomed out but could­n’t find them, so we went down to Whale Rocks to see the Steller Sea Lions. They are always amaz­ing. My pas­sen­gers were dis­ap­point­ed, but they under­stood that it’s not Sea World out there.

On the way home, while we were right in front of Lime Kiln Light­house off the west side of San Juan Island, I saw a splash way in the dis­tance over toward Kelp Reef. Sure enough it was the way­ward Tran­sients. They had made a kill and were very active. See pictures…We left them at 6:00 two miles south­east of Kelp…

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