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Thursday, July 18, 2013

7/16-18/13 Transients In Haro Strait

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 16, 17, 18th
...Tuesday - July 16th the L22s were here doing what the L22s have been doing...they left the area sometime before the next day and were not seen the 17th or 18th...
...look at their blows - all three are showing a heart shaped blow! I thought that only whales with two nostrils made heart shaped blows...

...Wednesday - in bed with the flu and a fever - really - ugh! I missed the group of Transients (T36As and T37s from what I was told) who spent the day feeding on something out at Hein Bank...all day long they said...
...Thursday - feeling better, thought I'd take it easy...that is until I hear of a 'whole bunch' of Transients in Haro Strait...it's amazing what adrenaline can do for a person!
...out on Maya's Westside Charters and down island we go to meet up with who I thought were the T36As, but ended up being the T34s, and the T37s...four females and the kids...
...they were going every which way and slowly moving north...
...by the late afternoon trip they must have gotten hungry...during one of their long down times they found something or many somethings...
...they were bursting through the surface all over the place!
...when they got what they were after...one mom and calf spent time eating...while the others had moved off...they soon came back and joined the two and they all began to move away...
...one had the meal in full...
...another had leftovers from what they had been feeding on...
...from the way they were behaving we thought they were going after harbor porpoise, but when I looked closely at the 'full meal' it looked more like a harbor seal, I can see what appear to be spots...

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