Friday, August 15, 2008

More orcas

-- by Dave

I was out in the San Juans again last week and had another close encounter with the killer whales there. It was very close; you can hear us knocking on the hull of the kayak to let them know where we were.

And related orca news: The southern residents' oldest matriarch, is confirmed to have passed away. (That's her fin you see adorning the still version of this video. She was in her 90s, so this wasn't a surprise -- though still sad and noteworthy.

Meanwhile, there's a new calf in L pod, and this is very good news indeed.

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