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Saturday, April 13, 2013

4-13-13 Facing a Big Obstacle?

Saturday, April 13th

...this about says it all for a lot of harbor seals on Saturday...some very hungry Ts were here...

...at one point an eagle came in after something...but when he came back up from his big swoop to the water he didn't have anything in his talons...then still looking about he flew back to the tree he had come from...
...up at the north end of Waldron Island the whales went after another harbor seal...it got a bit interesting - at least one of the moms was in on this kill, maybe both, but soon 2 or 3 of the kids stayed and worked on this meal, while the others were a good distance away, maybe having a meal in 'peace and quiet' from these wild little guys...maybe the little guys were getting some practice at independence - you know 'fix your own lunch'...
...by now, there were just 2 kids at this 'meal site'...as they were heading back to the other group one of them did this fun looking breach...
...it was the T65As - mom, who I call 'Lumpy' only because that was the only way I could remember her when I was learning them, and her three kids...T65A2, T65A3 and T65A4...
...with them were T49B, T49B2 and T49A2...
...as they moved on they split up...and as Capt. Jim says, "they were like kids in a mall" - everyone going every which way...it was hard to keep track of them...but then...

...this juvenile started porpoising toward the two moms...and soon they were all surfacing together going the opposite direction from where we needed to go...
...there are days of seeing lots of action like today was, and other days when there is no hunting or playing going on...all who saw these whales today got a real treat!
Thanks whales!  Hope the seals were tasty!
 

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