In the fall of 2008, we adopted a whale named Cappuccino, a member of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Community’s K Pod. These whales hang out in the Puget Sound during the warmer months of the year, and spend a lot of their time during the rest of the year traveling either to or fro the warmer waters off of Mexico.
Of course, we chose Cappuccino for his fetching name, but we had no idea that he was such a player! He’s rarely seen with his native K Pod when they come to town, favoring the L Pod community instead and — perhaps — its lady population.
Sightings of him lately have been few and far between and, we must admit, we were a little bit concerned that something may have happened to him. But our little renegade was actually spotted off the coast of Florence, OR, by a fisherman at the end of January — in the company of a few K Pod rowdies and, of course, some ladies from L Pod. We can’t hate the player, just the game.
Want to learn more about these whales and how to adopt one? Check out the Whale Museum of Friday Harbor.