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Monday, August 26, 2013

8/23-26/13 - Lots of Transient Encounters

Friday - Monday we had several Transient encounters.
(On Sunday we had another Resident encounter that will be in the next post.)


...out on Maya's Westside Charters we encountered several whales, some who were new to me whales this month...
Friday the 23rd
...the T36As, T37As, T37Bs but T37 I couldn't find in my images, nor were the T34s there...this group had all been together so I wonder if that is why they turned around in Active Pass and headed back out to go meet up with T37 and the T34s...they knew where they were, we humans just didn't...
...I was amazed at the clarity of the water in Active Pass...
...I would guess that is NOT a good sign...usually the water is a greenish/brownish color from the runoff from the Fraser River...could this clarity in the water be an indicator of how bad the water situation is for the salmon getting up the Fraser?...I don't know but it sure makes me wonder, because if so then it is NOT a good sign for the Residents...and all signs are pointing to these types of issues - you know no fish for the Residents means scarce Residents in these waters...

Saturday the 24th
...the T30s showed up again...I don't know if I have ever seen them this animated...well when they are after something, but usually a harbor seal doesn't get this much action...the harbor seal does his own version of 'attack'...

 



Sunday the 25th
...the Transients we had seen last Friday showed up again in the afternoon...I learned that they had been all the way out by Victoria on Saturday...and today they showed up in Boundary Pass...at first there was a group of about 5 then another group showed up, also of about 5...actually I think there are 10, but with so many kids in the group figuring them all out will be a good winter project :)
...this time T37 was there along with the rest of her family, except for T37A1...also present were the T36As and the T34As...
...this image: a couple moms and one of the several kids in these three family groups...


Monday the 26th
...guess who was encountered again today?...yep...some days they are in a resting mode and other times playful...this morning they were playful and this afternoon they rested...
 

...early in the day Patos Island lighthouse was the backdrop...as our last trip ended Patos Island lighthouse was the backdrop again!...during the day they had circumnavigated Waldron Island...

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