Dramatic video shows killer whales hunting sea lion in Salish Sea
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. - A whale watching group caught dramatic video of killer whales hunting a sea lion in the Salish Sea.
Traci Walter with Western Prince Whale Watching says the family group is called the T123's. The group includes a 32-year-old mother, Sidney, her 17-year-old son, Stanley, and 5-year-old daughter, Lucky.
Walter says the group was swimming along when they spotted a Steller Sea lion and started hunting it.
"All three family members got involved in the hunt, but you'll notice the 5-year-old gets in there quite a bit at the end," the whale watching group says in a YouTube post.
Walter says she doesn't think the whales actually killed the sea lion and that they left the area after the attack.
The hunt was likely used it as a teaching experience for the younger orca, Walter says.