Puget Sound Express was thrilled to encounter a new orca family member on October 11, 2018. We had heard reports that a new orca calf had been born in the transient T123 pod. So it was with great joy that as we neared Henry Island in the San Juan Islands, we caught our first glimpse of the week-old new orca calf.

It was an eventful day beyond that – we also encountered two humpback whales near Edmonds & two minke whales near Port Townsend. Photographer Janine Harles also captured salmon porpoising through the water!

New T123 calf

humpback whale (unidentified)

minke whale and its impressive bow wave

porpoising salmon – a great sight.