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Seven Famous Killer Whales

December 2, 2020

Originally posted: May 2015 Many Killer Whales have become famous over their lifetime. Some for heroic acts, others for entertainment, some for sad stories of their capture and life in captivity. In this post, we look at 7 Famous Killer Whales that have stolen our hearts over the years. Tahlequah Tahlequah, officially named J35, was […]

Humpback Whales, Bigg’s Killer Whales & Race Rocks

June 6, 2017

10 am Excursion We departed the harbour and transited slightly southeast towards Constance Bank, scanning the waters for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). The MV Pacific Explorer shifted to a southern direction transiting across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Off the waterfront of Port Angles on the Olympic Penisula, we encountered a foraging humpback […]

May 12, 2017 – Bigg’s Killer Whales & Chain Islet

May 12, 2017

We departed the dock on the MV Pacific Explorer and proceeded east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards Haro Strait. Off the west side of San Juan Island, we encountered a group of four Bigg’s killer whales (mammal-hunters) entering the Lime Kiln Park. The T101 group, which consist of the female matriarch T101 […]

6 Tag-Along Animals Who Might Join Your Whale Watching Trip

October 28, 2015

There are few animals that capture the imagination quite like the Orca Whale. Not only are we mesmerized by their intelligence, their family ties and their history, seeing an orca whale at play reminds us that despite a harsh environment, we all need to cut loose from time to time. One of the great things […]

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