Whale Tales – Bigg’s T35As All Day Long

By Captain Ken Rea

Three tours today and we saw the Bigg’s T37As all day long.

I have some great shots of T37A4 aka Crinkly Fin. He suffered an injury to his dorsal fin at a young age and you can clearly see it in some of my shots today.

I also stopped by Low Island to check in on the BLACK OYSTERCATCHER chick. It is growing fast and looking more like an adult every visit I make.


A lot of HARBOR SEALS around which is why BIGG’S ORCA are thriving. They have an abundant source of prey of the HARBOR SEALS (which I call Orca sausages).

At the end of the day, we were the last boat with the T37s as they were pointing towards Anacortes. I am hoping they will be around for us to see tomorrow too.


Ken Rea, owner and operator of the Spirit of Orca, is also the tour guide, photographer and naturalist on his Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours in the Salish Sea, San Juan Island, Washington.

Photos by Ken Rea

To learn more about Captain Ken, visit https://spiritoforca.com


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