Our afternoon trip headed Southeast towards Hein Bank, as we had solid reports from the Coho Ferry of two large male Transient Killer Whales traveling East from Constance Bank earlier in the day. The 1:00 pm boats picked up these two large Orcas just South of the ODAS buoy still traveling Southeast !!! We arrived on scene shortly after 2:30 pm and quickly identified a large male named T103 !!! His dorsal fin is very large, a bit wavy in the middle (slight kink) and then hooks over to the right at the top third of his fin. His traveling companion was found to be T49C !!! T49C has 2 small notches half way down the trailing edge of his dorsal fin and is much smaller than T103. T103 is thought to be around 44 years old, whereas T49C is only 14 years old. These two males traveled together the entire time we were on scene and took us way to the South before turning to travel due West. We left them 6 nm SW of Hein Bank headed West straight for Race Rocks Lighthouse !!!! After our time with the Orcas, we headed out to Race Rocks ourselves to check out all the Steller Sea Lions that have been hauled out on the rocks just to the South of the Lighthouse. We also found 6-8 Elephant Seals on Helicopter Rock, dozens of Harbour Seals at North Race, Cormorants and Pigeon Guillemot’s, and a few very noisy Black Oystercatchers !!!!!!
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