This scene of the healthy orca baby and her mother, dubbed J16, socializing in such a way isn't just heartwarming, it's also immensely reassuring. J50 is just one of two calves born to this endangered pod of Southern Resident killer whales in recent years, so every new sighting is a cause for celebration.
"We're just all rooting for them," said Pidcock. "They have a high mortality rate in the first year, so we're really hoping that these little ones make it. I think their chances are quite good. Both moms are experienced mothers, so it's nice to have them showing the calves the ropes, so to speak."