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Pod of killer whales spotted of the Washington coast appear to 'body surf' through waves

Posted at 9:09 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 11:11:52-04

A pod of orcas was spotted frolicking in Washington state's Puget Sound on Friday.

The orcas, also known as killer whales, were seen surfing and breaching close to Bainbridge Island, near Seattle.

While it appeared the orcas were frolicking and surfing waves, whale experts tell KOMO television that the whales are hunting for fish in the sound before they swim into rivers and canals.

Their appearance in the sound is a bit earlier than usual this year.