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Saturday, June 24, 2017

6-24-17 Greetings From J Pod




...thanks to one or more of the whale watching companies in Tofino...J Pod was encountered twice in the last week!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

6-17-17 L Pod Whales On the West Side

Saturday, June 17th

...after seeing the Transients in San Juan Channel while on the Western Prince, we headed over to the L Pod whales who just 'showed up' on the west side...
...this is the first time since last October that some of them have been this far in...I took a few images before getting some video...





...here's a brief clip with the hydrophones...they were quite vocal...
video
...then on the way back...
Thanks Capt. Dennis and the Western Prince!
 

6-17-17 Transients and Residents Today

Saturday, June 17th - the transients...






...here is a short clip of what they did during that encounter...
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video
...while watching the transients we learn of Residents, L Pod, on the west side and they were coming down island...we headed that way...
...more on that encounter later...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6-13-17 More of the L12 Group Encounter

See prior post for video clip from the morning.

It was a full day of watching the L12s...from about 11:30 until 7pm along the west side.
...at first they were moving slowly up island, against an on-coming current, sometimes they were resting, would then split up and forage and then begin to move up again...however, they did not appear to be 'fighting' the current but rather doing what they have done for many years...just not go very far...

...they made it to Lime Kiln around 4pm...





...they continued slowly up passing the lighthouse...however, Spirit L-22 and Solstice L-89 were not with the rest of the L12s...
...and then Cousteau L-113 came back down...
video

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...this was the first time the L12s were seen since October 28, 2016...