Video of T65A Orca Pod Vocalizing Post-Kill

Video taken April 30, 2018 by Puget Sound Express Naturalist Renee Beitzel.

In addition to seeing the T65As today, we also were able to hear them on our hydrophone.

Normally, transient killer whales are silent when hunting and with good reason. They hunt marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even larger whales that can hear them, so stealth mode is the only way to go.

However, in this video, they had just made a kill and became very chatty afterwards! Here’s a clip of beautiful Hood Canal with T65A vocals (very different from our southern residents) and some very hungry gulls who swooped in for scraps. Turn up the volume on this video!