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Thursday, March 13, 2014

3-13-14 That's No Dall's Porpoise That's a Killer Whale!

Thursday, March 13th
...before leaving for a trip on Maya's Westside Charters I did some scanning...I picked up some Dall's porpoise down island from me, basically in the same location as yesterday...
...so we headed in that direction...but NO porpoise did we see when we stopped to scan...down island a bit more, scan again...as we were moving along we saw a harbor seal...nothing too unusual...we continued on...and then all of a sudden surfacing in front of us......wow! what a surprise!
...they were taking 6 minute dives...
...it appeared they may have made a kill...after a bit they began to move up island...
...it was the T49As...

...the 5th member of this family is T49A2, a juvenile, has been spending most of his/her time with auntie T49B and her kids...we saw T49A2 in December with all the T49As and Bs...but now once again that one is not present...so I'm assuming he/she is with the T49Bs...
...here's an up close of the crinkly fin of the baby...



...they continued up island at a leisurely pace...making another kill or maybe eating something they had taken along with them...
...pay attention harbor seals
and sea lions
...the Ts appear to be back in the area!

...maybe that's why the Dall's porpoise disappeared...

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