#Granny taught us an incredible amount about #orca and their families Check out this great @BBCEarth video about her ow.ly/JUqH3088pzX

About 2 days ago from Prince of Whales's Twitter via Hootsuite

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The Whales & Gardens

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The Ultimate Day Tour

  • Whale watching & wildlife viewing
  • Explore Victoria's Inner Harbour
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Adult Rate $310
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The Southbound Adventure Crossing

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4 - 5 hrs Hrs.
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Whale Sightings

Seagoing Deer in Orca Waters

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By Prince of Whales

Whale-watchers in local waters have become used to the seals and sea lions, the Orcas and humpbacks that delight visitors.

But on Sunday a Victoria-based Zodiac came across a deer buck off East Sooke Park swimming bravely toward Neah Bay while transient Orcas lurked nearby.

Captain Mark Malleson, with five passengers aboard, knew that he had to do more than watch a deadly drama unfold.

He decided to give the deer, by this time half a mile offshore, “a fighting chance.” He used the Zodiac to turn it back to a place on the rocks where it could get out. It clambered up, exhausted.

Malleson, head Zodiac captain with Prince of Whales, says the encounter was the first of its kind in his 20 years on the job.

He spotted the Orca bull on the hunt offshore first, then the rest of the pod swimming parallel with it close to shore. He recognized them as four T-137 transients.

“I saw what looked like a tree in the water, but it was moving, and moving toward the Orca. Then I realized the branches were antlers.”

And he knew that based on occasional anecdotal reports over the last 40 years experts have suspected that transients have been preying on land-based animals as well as marine ones like seals and sea lions.

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