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Transient orcas spotted off Orcas Island

Transients orcas known as the T-36
Transients orcas known as the T-36's were spotted near Orcas Island on Wednesday.
— image credit: Contributed photo/ Natalie Herner

Transient orcas known as the T-36's are somewhat regular visitors to the islands any time of the year, said Tom Averna, of Deer Harbor Charters.

On Wednesday, he watches as they came half way in to Eastsound past Rosario and after spending some time milling and lots of display activity they headed back out. Later in the evening they were off Deer Harbor where these photos were taken.

"One of the differences with transients and resident orca here are the transients can be anywhere anytime of year, as we witnessed yesterday," Averna said.

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