Januari 22, 2011
I had the (Transient orcas) T100's, 124A's, and the T085's on the afternoon of January 22nd off Victoria's waterfront. I left them at 1510 hrs off of Pedder Bay west bound for Race Passage.
The first and last time I saw the T085's was in November of 2009 in S.E. Alaska during a cetacean survey with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Mark Malleson, Prince of Whales, Victoria, B.C.
February 2, 2011 Eagle Wing Tours departed Victoria Harbour @ 1330pm & after a lengthy search with lots of stops enjoying the wildlife along the way we were fortunate enough to spot some Orca west of Crescent Rock about 1 mile and between 1/4 and 1/2 mile offshore. After some consistent surfaces it was evident that we had 4 Transient Orca: 2 large males, 1 juvenile & a female with a large distinct nick near the base of her dorsal (pretty sure from Patty's photo, left, that the female is T85, but waiting for confirmation on this - ON).They traveled slowly from the rock to the far east side of the Bay. They progressed on a path towards the shore where the appeared to mill around and after a short time switched direction. The sun setting behind the Olympics, calm seas, and the orca slowly traveling together with each breath silhouetted against the shore--breathtaking.