Since the 11th, the southern residents have been absent from the inland waters when they would normally be in for quite a bit of the time. While I do miss them very much, I know that the best thing for J, K, and L pod right now is for them to be out in the open ocean and not in the inland waters. The Fraser River cannot support them right now but perhaps salmon runs off the outer coast can.
On the evening of June 16th, I looked out my front window near False Bay to see the T101s approaching. They had been working their way towards San Juan Island all day after first being spotted near Sooke in Juan De Fuca Strait. Once they were off the mouth of False Bay, the family of four marine mammal eating transient orcas turned and headed up island. I watched from a beach near my house as they all popped up very close to shore in a tight group.
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