Orcas Sing

The Orcas sing an annual gathering of humans to pay tribute to, or as some say to welcome back, the Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Here is an unusual event: an annual gathering of humans to pay tribute to, or as some say to welcome back, the Southern Resident Killer Whales. The event occurs annually at the Lime Kiln Park on San Juan Island on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice. There is often a choir of humans, but sometimes the whales appear as well and join in. This occurred most recently in 2008, when a superpod of over 55 of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, representing J Pod plus members of K and L pods, showed up at the Orca Sing. As you can imagine, they’re still talking about that one. So am I, and I wasn’t even there. Anyway, this special event is free and open to all, and takes place on arguably the most beautiful spot on San Juan Island. For more info,try this website: http://www.acspugetsound.org/events/orcasing.html