Yesterday we were with the T46s and T46Bs off of Sooke!
We were in the presence of a family containing 4 different generations. T46 is a great-grandmother who travels with 3 of her offspring, while the other mature females have gone off to travel with their own families. However, they often will meet up and travel together. That was the case this day as T46B brought her family to travel with her mother.
In this family is the famous T46B1B, an orca calf who has a pigmentation that makes him gray! He’s also known as the ghost whale. He definitely looked like one as he blended in with the water during the overcast on this day.
We were able to spend a lot of time with them as they traveled East past Race Rocks. It was a gift to be able to see so many individual Biggs killer whales together.