As hard as everyone worked to ensure that we had memories of seals, bears, otters, sea lions, and sounding Humpbacks, perhaps the greatest moment was an exceptional vignette that unfurled in a way no crew could plan. We were watching whales once again when some orcas moved in. They are called killer whales, but Nitakuwa explained that the Spanish, who first named orcas, put adjectives after nouns and "whale killers" was translated literally. Orcas are no more whales than dolphins are, but there is a variety of orca that kills whales. On this particular day, it appeared that these orcas might be herding a humpback whale away from his pod. Then, suddenly, the school of orcas veered off, moving faster than the yacht.