After receiving reports of Southern Resident killer whales, we departerd Snug Harboraround 2:30 PM when the slack tide began. We headed towards Eagle Point where we found most of J pod and L12s who spent the evening socializing and foraging. We observed and recorded many breaches, tail slaps, pec slaps, chartwheels and mating behavior. We continued to trail the group searching for fecal samples with the assistance of Eba, our scent detection dog. We had a beautiful evening as the sun sank low and the whales turned away from shore and we headed back to Snug Harbor for the night.

Research Vessel

R/V Cheena


Southern Resident Killer Whales


J Pod, L Pod

Research Activities

Fecal Collection, Behavior Data

This work is made possible in part by a grant from
Rose Foundation