The T11’s in Clayoquot Sound – 19/3/16

We received a call from a local water taxi company that orcas were near Ahousaht. I was painting at the time when Lennie told me and I put down my brush – “Can we go?”

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“Nah we can’t be wasting fuel on things like this any more”. He closed the door…. 1….2….3…  “Are you ready to go yet?” He asked with a chuckle. Lennies a jokester like that.

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2 min later and we were running down the road. We made one stop to bang on a co-worker of mine’s door to see if they wanted to come too – No answer.

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To the dock we went and headed out to find the whales.

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We joined up with them north of Catface Rocks and followed them out around Monks Island and back in towards Hippie Point and Bedwell Sound.

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They were switching between fast travel, long dive patterns, short dives and spreading out to hunt.

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It wasn’t long after they entered Bedwell Sound that they killed and ate a porpoise!

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The light was quickly fading though and we left them heading towards Rand Point, further into Bedwell Sound

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-Marcie

This story was adapted from a blog, read the original post here

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