Northern Resident Orca Update ~ A30's matriline ~ since their arrival back!
It was on the afternoon of July 15th that some Northern Resident Orcas had been sighted in the far west but it was the A30 matriline that finally made their way as far as Bere Point on Malcolm Island around 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. No other groups made it down to Bere Point and have likely headed back out of the area. The A30's took their time and were off Orcalab around 9:45 p.m. that evening. Having stalled at Cracroft Point for quite some time, they carried on into Johnstone Strait and were at the rubbing beaches in the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve by 1.00 a.m. on July 16th (yesterday early a.m.) and then continued to travel on further east in Johnstone Strait. Yesterday in the afternoon they were reported returning back from the east and headed back into the rubbing beaches at the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve at around 3.00 p.m.. This morning they were reported by Orcalab as heading back into Blackfish Sound on the fast ebbing current from Cracroft Point and currently, S.V. Tuan with her passengers and crew are sailing with them!