The orcas had gathered closer together than when I had seen them that morning and they stayed in the same general area for our entire encounter. Some of the orcas were occasionally active but many of them were resting quite a bit too. It also seemed to me like they were purposefully wasting time, almost like they were waiting for something. Could they have heard other Resident orcas inbound or were they just waiting for the tide to change? Maybe they were even thinking about leaving for the open ocean.
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