In J, K, L pods, a numbers of a involved class has declined to 78; it is a lowest counting given 1985 according to a Center for Whale Research (CWR) census. Further it is reported that whales are “splintering” from their simple amicable groups.
Historically, San Juan Islands summer months welcomed a 3 pods and they fed and socialized in bigger groups though now they done smaller groups.
Lack of food is deliberate as a decrease in a torpedo whale population. These whales cite to get chinook salmon. As chinook series has been disappearing also, a whales eat other fishes now though they have clever welfare for chinook.
Number of “transient” orcas has also increasing in a segment that increasing a food competition.