Next was a social group made up Opus K16, Sekiu K22, Tika K33, Sonata K35, Saturna K43, Racer L72, and Fluke L105. Tika K33 tail slapped and did a headstand while his mother Sekiu K22 dorsal fin slapped as they aimed for False Bay and Eagle Point. Trailing behind them was another social group that contained Ino L54, Nugget L55, Kasatka L82, Ballena L90, Lapis L103, Coho L108, Takoda L109, Finn L116, Keta L117, and Jade L118. This group was active with tail slaps (Nugget L55 and Lapis L103), inverted tail slaps (Nugget L55 and others), pec slaps (Nugget L55 and Takoda L109), dorsal fin slaps (Coho L108), spy hops (Takoda L109 and Finn L116), breaches (Nugget L55 and Takoda L109), and back dives (Takoda L109).
Youngsters Finn L116 and Keta L117 then began wrestling around together and as they passed by the boat, Keta L117 rolled over onto his belly and confirmed that he was indeed a male! Young males Coho L108 and Takoda L109 were also goofing off together. Near South Beach, there was another more loosely spread social group and it was made up of Samish J14, Hy'shqa J37, Se-Yi'-Chn J45, Ti'lem I'nges J49, Nyssa L84, Surprise L86, Onyx L87, and Pooka L106. Nyssa did an inverted tail and pec slap while goofing off with other males Se-Yi'-Chn J45, Onyx L87 and Pooka L106 before heading over to flirt with Samish J14. Onyx L87 also did multiple dorsal fin slaps and a pec slap. Offshore of us were many more orcas that make up the rest of the Southern Resident community. Many of the orcas were heading South when we left them.
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