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(Orca) Killer Whales Western Australia

A beautiful morning and a small pod of Common Dolphins greeted us today on our way out to the Bremer Canyon and it wasn't too long before we met a large Hammerhead Shark cruising the surface and he must have heard the distant calls of a large pod of 80+ Long Finned Pilot Whales who came charging through the canyon! The age group ranged from large mature males to a tiny calf who still had her foetal folds and all seemed busily foraging the canyon walls for their next meal with the occasional scrap of squid causing a fuss amongst the Flesh Footed Shearwaters.

The rain clouds approached and after a quick spy hop from one curious individual the Pilot Whales raced away from the canyon at high speed and as we turned around the magnificent silhouette of an Orca's dorsal broke the surface, they had arrived! The Pilot Whales had long left the hunting grounds and the Orca swiftly returned back to foraging with all eyes focused on the next meal. Bindi and her calf came over for a quick hello just before we departed after another magnificent time in the Bremer Canyon. The large Hammerhead Shark was sighted twice today along with Albatross, Australasian Gannets, Crested Terns and Storm Petrels skimming the Southern Oceans surface.

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