In the lead was Mystery L85, followed by Ocean Sun L25 and Mega L41. Then came Matia L77, with her one year old daughter L119, and Calypso L94, with her daughter Cousteau L113. L119 was active with some spy hops, tail slaps, and then porpoised along to catch up with her mother who had just kept on swimming. Bringing up the rear was Spirit L22 and then Solstice L89, who came the closest to shore (about 100 feet or so), but my camera struggled to take pictures of him as the sun was setting.
As the orcas began to disappear from view, Ocean Sun, estimated to have been born in 1928, breached two times in a row, the slap of her body impacting the surface of the water resembled the sound of a canon going off. Ocean Sun is also belived to be captive orca Lolita's mother or close relative.
All the members from the two matrilines were accounted for except for one from the L22 family, Skana. He was seen with his family when they were last here on 7/16/13. We will all continue to keep an eye out for him over the next few days if the orcas find enough Chinook salmon and stick around.