Today we had a wonderful encounter with a male Transient Orca, TO103! TO103 had first been spotted passing Victoria waterfront in the morning and by the time we headed out at 1.30pm he had already traveled east and was picked up a few miles south of Discovery Island. We watched this large male Transient Orca move steadily east towards Hein Bank in search of Harbor Seals or Harbor Porpoise. TO103 was born in 1967 and is one of the older male Transient Orcas seen in the area. He has traveled alone now since the passing of his mother TO104 but is seen with other Transient Orcas at times.
We also got to see some Porpoise, Seals, Steller Sealions and Bald Eagles during today’s tour!
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April 20th – TO103 encountered