Description The Salish Sea orca community is an extended family comprised in late 2006 of just 87 members. Traveling in multi-generational pod groupings centered around females, they appear to be led by elder matriarchs. The twelve adult males, almost forty adult females and about forty juveniles under 12 years old are all capable of swimming at speeds of 30 mph. Each individual has been identified with a specific alphanumeric designation, such as J1. When Southern resident pods join together after a separation of a few days or a few months, they often engage in 'greeting' behavior.
Sandy Buckley, Friday Harbor, WA Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Welcome to Friday Harbor, Washington, located in the enchanting maritime San Juan archipelago. This mystical and beautiful land truly deserves its repuation as one of the most inspiring places in the world. As a freelance photographer and graphic designer living in the San Juans, the pictures tend to take themselves...as an artist you are motivated to try and capture the beauty that surrounds you at every turn. My galleries encompass images form the Pacific Northwest -lifestyles, textures, orcas, whales, landscapes, seascapes and so much more. Thanks for visiting!
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