Orca Observations

It hasn't even been one month yet, but lucky Juneauites were treated today to another good long glimpse of a pod of orcas swimming down the Gastineau Channel.  Their distinctive black-and-white coloring makes them easy to spot, even on a sunny day with rough water.  

Check out this video I shot with my iPhone.  The quality isn't the best, but it goes to show there's adventure around every corner in Juneau.

Did you know orcas are in the dolphin family and can travel fast - up to 30 mph?  Check out this National Geographic profile to learn more about this immediately recognizable species.