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Friday, May 24, 2013

5-24-13 The Humpback Stayed and Transients Showed Up!

Friday, May 24th
...a humpback whale in the area again today, a bit north of here...
...Transients in the area today too...they were to the south...
...out on Maya's Westside Charters in the afternoon...what a decision - north to the HB or south to the Ts?...
...we chose north first...and hoped the Transients would come up island - we got lucky!
...same whale as yesterday - BCY0324...going in circles at Morseby Island...just as we were about to leave we got this opportunity with a BC ferry in the distance...
...back toward home to see the Ts...it was T20 and T21, the T86As...and T124A1, who I have seen traveling with the T86As before...
...this is T21 on the left and T124A1 on the right...

...often T20 and T21 are seen traveling alone...here they are today surfacing together...
...so it's always interesting to see them with another group...
...T86A3 has a really neat notch...(T86A and T86A1 were present today too)
...as the whales were traveling up the west side of Henry Island there were a few minutes of direction changes, lunges and lots of splashes...there is a whale in all that...and possibly a harbor seal too!
...I'm not sure if they were successful or not as they didn't stay very long...
...but there was a spyhop...
...and thanks to those scratches, just above her eye patch, I know this is T21!...I got lucky!

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