We departed Snug Harbor just after 9 AM and joined up with the L12s. Our first fecal sample was a really nice sized brown mucousy sample likely from L85. We found it early in the morning very soon after we arrived on scene. Our next sample collection was very difficult. Eba worked really hard and lead us to a small green fecal sample that was small, but big enough to collect and analyze! It was a beautiful day and we stayed with the few members of the L12s until the group became more dispersed. We returned to Snug Harbor just after 3 PM.

Research Vessel

R/V Cheena


Southern Resident Killer Whales


L Pod

Research Activities

Fecal Collection, Behavior Data

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