First orcas of the season

Headshot of Shannon Smith
Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Email Shannon Smith
The first orcas of 2019 at the Bremer Bay canyon.
Camera IconThe first orcas of 2019 at the Bremer Bay canyon. Credit: Naturaliste Charters Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Pelagic Expeditions

The orca season is off to a killer start with the first sightings of the season at the Bremer Bay canyon yesterday.

Naturaliste Charters Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Pelagic Expeditions posted photos to social media of the first gigantic marine mammals for 2019.

The orcas, also called killer whales, are known to occupy the Bremer Canyon where the water becomes deeper with the continental shelf.

The whale charter group reported seeing two pods who demonstrated breaches, blowing, oil slicks and a predation.

The season typically runs from January to April each year.

More information on the Naturaliste Charters Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Pelagic Expeditions can be found on www.whales-australia.com.au.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails