Orca coming to visit

Orca coming

A small pod of resident orca passes behind the boat in a resting line. Like other cetaceans, orca are conscious breathers and must stay awake to breathe. Though they rest, they never fall fully asleep like humans. They synchronize their dives making four or five faster shallow dive then one much longer rest dive. During the longer dive they may travel a hundred plus meters (yards) before surfacing. Resting lines definitely create problem in foggy weather, as it becomes very easy to lose track of the pod.