Orcas visit a Beach on Canada’s West Coast for a Scratch

Take a break from the news and views to check out this chance sighting of a group of killer whales, scratching themselves in the shallow water of one of the Discovery Islands in British Columbia.  The Orca Network posted Chris Wilton’s vid on their Facebook page, Jan 30, 2015.  They appear to know the big male Orca personally, as A66, born in 1996.

The beach massage is said to be a behavior specific to this particular group of whales.