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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12-15-09 Those Born in 2009

It was an abundant year for new offspring in 2009.

...I first saw J-45 on February 24, 2009 but I thought I was looking at new calf J-44...I couldn't understand why this new baby was surfacing with the J14s...
...four days later, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Capt Jim's boat...we saw two babies...that cleared up my confusion...
...I think it was January that researchers had seen L-112...this image was taken from Lime Kiln in August, 2009...
...in July J-44 was clearly sloughing skin (usual for them)...
...an August pic of J-45 showed that he was doing the same...
...in October L-113 was born in Puget Sound...this image is from a few months later, which is the first time I saw L-113..
...in November, new baby J-46 was first seen as she passed by Lime Kiln Lighthouse...
...three days later J pod was seen again...baby J-46's fetal folds showing clearly...
...I hope we get to watch them grow...for a long, long time...