Our team departed the dock at Snug Harbor at approximately 9 am and headed northwest toward the Strait of Georgia. We stopped to scan 360 degrees with binoculars several times to try and spot the whales. After a brief fuel stop at Point Roberts, we arrived on scene with J and L pod. We observed many surface active behaviors, including tails, pec slapping, and cartwheels. The group was trending southwest, and we began to survey fecal samples. Eba performed wonderfully and led us to collect several fecal samples.

Research Vessel

R/V Cheena


Southern Resident Killer Whales


J Pod, L Pod

Research Activities

Fecal Collection, Behavior Data