Ten members of J-pod were seen along the eastern side of Saturna Island in Canadian waters today (48°45.2071N, 123°06.9784W). The whales were spread out and traveling north. J2 “Granny”, the 101 year old matriarch, was identified among the group. Also L87 “Onyx” was seen traveling with the whales. Although, male orcas generally stay with their mothers and members of their own pod, Onyx is often observed traveling with members of J-pod. Whales were surface active and lobtailing and one whale even breached. Yay Whales!

Amy, Naturalist, San Juan Safaris Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours