Queen of the Bremer Canyon

Yesterday we may have met the King but today it was time for the Queen of the Bremer Canyon to arrive as she brought along her granddaughter little Stormy to socialise with us and Maleko’s family pod in the canyon. Arriving we scanned the horizon and could sight Shearwaters circling ahead with blows following shortly after when suddenly a loud whoosh could be heard just behind. Turning to our left the unmistakable dorsal fin of Split Tip skimmed the surface as she beelined us and swam below our bow. Leading us to the family she collected Stormy who excitedly followed as Queen swam directly towards our bow once again and showed off her precious family member. After a big feed yesterday it appeared that it was social time in the canyon and we watched on in interest as Queen and Stormy moved off together as a pod of 40+ Pilot Whales swam up from behind us. Seeming to seek a bit of protection, Queen moved away from the Pilot Whales and approached Maleko and his family pod who greeted their arrival and within a few moments Queen had Stormy and three other calves rolling all over her! She swam again to our bow and gently allowed the curious calves to observe us before they continued their game of wrestling, spy hopping and little fluke slaps. A fantastic day to observe the social behaviour amongst the different age groups, the importance of family for Orca is paramount.

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2 thoughts on “Queen of the Bremer Canyon”

  1. Thank you so SO much to everyone at ‘Whale Watch WA’! You made my Orca dream come true!! I cannot thank you all enough for this experience!

    I’d dreamt about seeing an Orca in the wild since I was around 8 years old & have always been fascinated by them. I would get books out from the school library and immerse myself in their ocean world for hours. Whenever I’d go swimming at the beach I’d think about what it would be like to witness these amazing creatures for real. To live my dream today was beyond incredible! The Queen of the canyon is absolutely beautiful & I felt truly honoured to be in her presence. And then to see little Stormy alongside her, what a privilege!!

    You exceeded my expectations in every way. Everyone was so friendly & helpful, and the lunch was delicious! My sister & I had such a fantastic day. Definitely hope to head out on another of your tours soon!

    Until then, from my cetacean loving heart to yours, thank you! I am eternally grateful.

    Love Rachel

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Hi Rachel
      It is a delight and pleasure to have you & your sister onboard.
      It is very humbling to know that we helped in a small way to get you to the Orca’s, they are truly incredible and the gift we have with them is obviously met by your passion, well done, look forward to having you back onboard soon
      Kind Regards
      Whale Watch WA

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