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Out on the Ocean, Surrounded by Orcas

Seven of us are headed out toward the open sound, and Spencer, captain of our whale-watching boat, is confident we’re ...

Luna: the Orca Who Wanted to Be Friends

Orcas need each other’s company. So, Luna did the next best thing to finding his family: he started making friends ...

T Is for Transient

As well as the “resident” pods (J, K and L pods) who spend most of their time around the islands ...

Grandma J2’s Birthday Party

On July 2nd, Grandma J2 celebrated her 100th birthday. They held a party in her honor on San Juan Island, ...

First Sighting

Almost immediately, dorsal fins are popping out of the water. You see them for just a second or two as ...

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