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Friday, March 7, 2014

3-7-14 Snack and Travel

Friday, March 7th
...talking on the phone...looking out the window and down Haro..."wait, hold on"...drop the phone, grab the binos..."I've got blows! gotta go!"
...it is always exciting, I can't help it!...I figured it was transients because the hydrophones at Lime Kiln had been completely quiet...and then when I saw that big dorsal fin with a very big lean to the left, I knew who was here...
...it was the T18s (they are called) - T18, T19, T19B and T19C...
...a little while later out on Maya's Westside Charters...
...T19B and his mom T19 along Henry Island...

 ...they moved out into Haro Strait...the other day I was hoping for snow and whales...well, here it was today...
..the two short fins belong to T18 and T19...the fin on the right belongs to T19B's little brother, T19C...
...when I first spotted them from shore in the morning they were making a kill and since it was quick it was probably a harbor seal...they made a few more kills as they moved up island slowly...then nothing for a while...
...at Turn Pt. they zigged and zagged...first heading up Boundary Pass...then the other direction...


...they ended up in the middle...
...it was snack time again...
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...and the next stop?...probably somewhere not far from Java Rocks...

...here's a glimpse of the T18s, and especially T19B - his presence is HUGE!
...the T18s make frequent appearances in these waters...until next time...thanks whales!

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