That evening, I headed to Lime Kiln State Park to watch the orcas from shore as they were headed North. The orcas were very spread out, with Granny J2, Lea K14, Lobo K26, and Onyx L87 being some of the first orcas to pass by offshore. More were coming up from the South but it took them a little longer to the reach the park as they stalled out in front of Deadman's Bay and appeared to be either intensely socializing or herding/chasing salmon. There were lots of direction changes, lunges, porpoising in unison every which way, a few spy hops, and lots of splashes. The rambunctious orcas turned out to be Samish J14, Shachi J19, Tsuchi J31, Hy'shqa J37, Suttles J40, Eclipse J41, Se-Yi'-Chn J45, Ti'lem I'nges J49, and J51 once they passed the park. Hy'shqa J37, Suttles J40, Se-Yi'-Chn J45, and Ti'lem I'nges J49 were a little spread out closer to shore while Samish J14, Shachi J19, Tsuchi J31, Eclipse J41, and J51 traveled tightly together slightly offshore. Then, Suttles J40 decided she wanted to travel with the tight slightly offshore group so she paused, turned, and headed out to join them.
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