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Thursday, June 17, 2010

6-17-10 Let the Babies Play!

Thursday, June 17th
...out on Maya's Westside Charters, with a few kids and their grandparents on board, we came upon some other kinds of kids - baby killer whales...
 

Question: What's a family to do with three little kids?

Answer:
Just keep moving along and let the babies play!


The J17 family had three babies in a 12 month time span. This presented an unusual opportunity to watch little 'whale kids' play just about any time and any day...
...Princess Angeline J-17 had her third offspring in January 2009...her oldest offspring Polaris J-28 had her first offspring in November 2009...her youngest offspring Tahlequah J-35 had her first offspring in January 2010...

...so Princess Angeline became a a new mother for the third time, a grandmother twice in 3 months...
...Polaris and Tahlequah each became a sister for the second time and an aunt for the first time...
...there were times during the summer when the kids were very active...
...it was definitely fun for us humans to watch...
...and of course all three were rarely at the surface at the same time...
...Southern Residents travel with their families their entire lives...so there's lots more play to look forward to...