We departed Snug Harbor shortly after 10 AM and headed up to the Georgia Basin to look for J Pod individuals. We spent a good while searching until we were finally able to spot them just east of the coal docks right in the ferry lane. We followed them as they slowly traveled, modified rested, then socialized towards the end of our day. There were three different circumstances where we suspected a sample was near but hypothesized that they either sunk or dispersed before we were able to collect them. We returned back to Snug Harbor just after 6 PM.

Research Vessel

R/V Cheena


Southern Resident Killer Whales


J Pod

Research Activities

Fecal Collection, Behavior Data

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