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Friday, December 12, 2008

12-12-08 Those Born, Those Died in 2008

2008 was a year of many losses and one new calf who made it through...

Lummi K-7 did not return with the rest of K Pod...
...Blossom J-11 (far)...disappeared in the middle of summer...
...Ankh L-21 did not return in 2008...
...Faith L-57 was last seen in late 2008...
...Aurora L-101 did not return to the inland waters...
...Splash L-67 was last seen in October 2008...
...and baby K-42...seen here in October 2008...and we all got the belly shot - a male!...later named Kelp...
...one other calf born in August, did not survive.  given the alpha-numeric L-111 by the Center for Whale Research, a calf of Marina L-47's...

...we'd hope for a better salmon year to come, but what could we do?
...our hope had to rest on the whales, who knew where to go for the food they'd need.