We spend much of our springs, summers and autumns sea kayaking in Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia. This area is home to a population of Orcinus Orca, known as Orca Whales or Killer Whales. Over the last five years, we have had encounters with the three pods of the Southern Community; J, K and L pods. These are some of our pictures of Orcas of these pods.
Without the noise of an engine, the Orcas get up close
and personal. Dylan seems to delight in swimming among kayaks and surprising
people by suddenly surfacing behind paddlers. We have had members of J pod
pass immediately below us, so close that we could see them eyeing us. Recently,
we took delivery of a hydrophone and have already been privileged to hear
members of L pod echo-locating and singing.
For more information about our hydrophone, see the the Cetacean Research
Technology web page at:
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