By Abby Lowell
Originally Posted in JUNEAU EMPIRE
Orcas again caused waves on Sunday as they visited Gastineau Channel, likely in search of food.
John Moran, a research fisheries biologist at Auke Bay Laboratories, said the orcas seen close to town were likely a transient pod hunting for harbor seals.
Local photographers captured images of the animals moving past Douglas Harbor. The exact size of the pod is unknown, but it did consist of both adult and young whales.
For more on local wildlife and recent sightings in and around Juneau, check out the Outdoors section on Friday.