Photo of the Month!

T19B chases down an unlucky harbor porpoise

We wanted to share one of our many amazing photos from this month! Taken by our naturalist Selena, this photo is of transient T19B in hot pursuit of a Harbor porpoise. Transients are marine mammal eating killer whales, in our area they mostly forage on seals, sea lions, and porpoises. Although at times it is difficult for our customers to watch these attacks, we have to remember that this is nature ‘at its best’ and we have to respect the intelligence, speed and remarkable power that is required to chase and kill most marine mammals.  Transients never stay long in the area and travel in small groups to avoid being spotted by their prey. As our fall season starts we hope to continue viewing transients in our waters and maybe if we are lucky a little more action like this!

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