Sunday, May 19th
morning I hear transient calls on the Lime Kiln hydrophones, lasting
less than four minutes...I immediately thought it might be T20 and
T21...and it was!...this is the third time I have recorded
them, and each time it's the same, less than 4 minutes, brief yet clear
calls...'their calling card' maybe?
...we had no idea where J pod was, so on Maya's Westside Charters we headed out to meet up with T20 and T21....this is T20...
as we were leaving the scene we learn that J pod was coming
down the west side...we met with them about a mile south of the park where they
stopped, played, socialized, and began to slowly move up island...
I missed their pass by at the park from shore, I did see it from the
water...it appeared that a few whales had passed the lighthouse and then
turned and came back down...
...while the rest of the whales seemed to stall out near Deadman Bay...it didn't seem to matter because whales and people were all having a great time!
...later in the day at the park a harbor seal surfaced with an octopus!...and proceeded to glup it down!...that was wild...
...J pod didn't come back up in the daylight...so no telling where they will be tomorrow...