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Happy HUMPday

Published on February 26, 2020 By Pia Markovic

26.02.2020 Today certainly had it all! Male on male orca sex, a potential predation on Pilot Whales from the Big Eye Patch Crew who seem to be making their own rules, little Neo surging as fast as he could to keep up and so much more! It all began with Nani and Chalky getting IT […]

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Published on February 26, 2020 By brelsdon

It was definitely a true expedition toward the canyon today! Strong winds and peaking crests of the swell made for a very bumpy road! With the high energy of the ocean, we were hoping for some excited and hungry orca! We weren’t disappointed! Nibbles and Digby were back and their adventures continue!  The gloomy, grey […]

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Published on February 25, 2020 By brelsdon

The bumpy trip to the canyon was worth it as soon as we hit the hotspot! Five juveniles were frolicking in the gloomy grey waters. The bubbles and underbellies turned the water a turquoise blue, making it hard to miss the action beneath the surface!  The entire morning was spent watching the energetic youngsters ride […]

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When she is actually a HE!

Published on February 22, 2020 By brelsdon

Today was one of those days where we didn’t want to say it buuuuut, from the weather forecast, we were pretty bloody confident it was going to be a cracker! The rolling swell, the almost 100% cloud cover and the easterly winds provided the perfect ominous orca conditions!  Of course, we had sightings from the […]

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Published on February 22, 2020 By Pia Markovic

With winds blowing from the east and the south westerly swell we knew the seas would be turbulent. Our 24 metre vessel that is built for the southern ocean means we can guarantee a safe expedition out to see the ORCA! On arrival to the hotspot El Notcho, Cookie, Oreo and pod greeted us but […]

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