The first 8 pictures are by Ron Bates, MMRG.
We headed south of Victoria this morning across the Strait of Juan De Fuca and into a thick Fog bank in search of a group of Transient Orcas that had been sighted in the strait. Before we arrived the Orcas had been lost in the fog bank and so the boats spread out in a search pattern trying to pick up the Transients. Thankfully for our passengers we had 2 of the most experienced naturalists on board and between Tove and myself we managed to pick up T30A a large male Orca, that is why we are called Five Star;)
We followed the Male for a while and briefly lost him in the fog for a while but he was picked up again as he travelled East towards Hein bank.
In the afternoon the fog had lifted and we caught up with the entire T30 group West of Hein Bank as they made their way towards Protection Island. When we first arrive the Orcas were in a resting formation but eventually started to wake up and spread out in a typical hunting formation.