The Center for Whale Research has announced that Surprise (L86) was seen with a brand new calf today, designated L120! 

Causes of decline among southern resident killer whales | Center for Conservation Biology


Via Orca Network.


Camera woman: Do it again please!
Blackberry: Ok lol

Satellite tag on Puget Sound orca yielding exciting winter migration data, researchers say   


"Federal biologists tracking a 22-year-old whale, known as L-87, say he and others have moved moving extensively through the Salish Sea, circling an island in the northern Strait of Georgia and making appearances in Puget Sound and the central Strait of Juan de Fuca."

"The satellite-linked tag on a whale on L-87 shows he has been covering about 75 to 100 miles a day since the device was attached on Dec. 26.”


via Spyhopper Travels Photography:

So it may not have been a gorgeous sun-shiney day here in the Salish Sea, but the orcas did not disappoint! It was like whale popcorn out there this afternoon and we perhaps saw over 50 breaches! I hope the orcas are well-fed and that’s why they are taking the time to have some fun. This is K26 Lobo doing a pretty good belly flop!

Photography ©Katie Jones, all rights reserved.


Big brother Blackberry teaches little brother Mako how to do a pec slap



Blackberry breaches in front of lucky whale watchers.



Racer (L72) for kamairuka!

**The fourth picture is Nigel (L95), Racer’s younger brother. The fifth picture is racer with Shachi (J19).


Today’s Theme: Whale Popcorn

Here is Marina (L47) showing us just how to belly flop.