Hunting with Bremer Bay Orca

Hunting with Bremer Bay Orca is exciting and educational as the matriarch of the family pod displays hunting tactics and immense intelligence amongst the family. Today we cruised out to the Patch and within five minutes of arriving faint oil slicks could be sighted on the surface. Following the breadcrumb trail and scanning carefully it wasn’t long before the distinctive jet black dorsal fins broke the calm waters surface and the call of Orca went out across the boat. A very exciting moment as the entire family began to swim straight towards us and we could easily recognise the unique dorsal fins of the matriarch Cookie and the very large El Notcho swimming alongside pod members including Swirl, Spock and little Oreo. It was amusing to watch as the younger calf Oreo began to surge as he was left behind exploring and had to quickly catch up with the family.

It was hunting time and we settled in for a morning of hunting with Bremer Bay Orca as they took us on a rhythmic and consistent journey through the Patch as the steady echolocation dives continued. Swimming right through one of the original oil slicks sighted, it appeared that breakfast had been enjoyed already a few hours ago and now brunch was on the menu. It was very special to spend time swimming alongside these apex predators and observe the coordination amongst the family to continue the hunt. A tough day in the food department, it appeared that the earlier morning meal was going to need to last them until later on this evening. Consistency is key though and we know this special Orca family will be successful in finding a meal very soon as they continued on with their afternoon of foraging and we wished them well.

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2 thoughts on “Hunting with Bremer Bay Orca”

  1. Jenny Christenson

    Thank you so much for a successful day on Bremer Bay with the orcas and the best hosts in the business – the skipper, Leanne, Gemma, Jade, Craig and the other girl who did so well looking after us all. You were professional, caring AND tireless. We’ve already recommended Whale Watch Western Australia to several others. Gemma – you’re a fantastic commentator and such a repository of knowledge on the orcas!! Jade, our nephew is going to call his toy orca: El Notcho 🙂 Big thanks for a great day. You all are a great team – we enjoyed meeting you – and how could we forget Alby!! I have pictures of him on my facebook page. We will join you again in Fremantle.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Hi Jenny
      Thankyou for the lovely comments, quite humbling, it really is a privilege to be able to show you the Orcas of Bremer Bay and we look forward to having you back onboard very soon.
      Kind regards
      Whale Watch WA

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