Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Members of Kpod and Lpod, plus Transient Orcas! June 10th, 2009.

After several days of traveling the Salish Sea on there own, today K20 and K38 finally had some company as they met up with the L12's including L12, L41 and L77!

There were also reports of Transient Orcas in the area including T20 & T21. Transient Orcas are different than the Resident Orcas, as Transient eat warm blooded Marine Mammals, whereas the Resident Orcas are fish eaters, primarily Salmon. Resident Orcas also tend to travel in larger pods (family groups) than Transient Orcas. There is also a third type of Orca called the Off-shores that rarely visit coastal waters and as a result there is still little known about this type of Orca.

We are fortunate in Victoria to often encounter both Resident and Transient Orcas in the local waters.

More images and information will be posted on our blog shortly.

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