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Thursday, July 10, 2014

7-10-14 Fewer Whales Present Equals More Salmon

Thursday, July 10th
...Guess what?  They came down - :) and they were still very spread out...
...I heard from Ivan of the Western Explorer that he was with the J16s over by Mandarti Island, which is located on the far side of Haro Strait...
...I knew that other whales were coming down closer to the east side of Haro Strait...so in other words they were spread all the way across...
...a short while later on Maya's Westside Charters for an afternoon trip...we met those 'east side of Haro Strait' whales..and my were they energetic!
...they began porpoising, and porpoising, and.....
...at Kellett Bluff some had met up with Granny and her group...Lea K-14 breaching with little J-49 surfacing...
...a few more miles down island they began porpoising again...
...Sekiu K-22 and her young teenage son were traveling together...


...as we were coming back up island returning to the harbor, we saw some blows in the distance...so we stopped to see who was coming down...
...it was the J16s - the family group that was at Mandarti Island about 4 hours ago...Slick J-16 and her two daughters - Alki J-36 and Echo J-42 were traveling in close proximity, while Mike J-26, Slick's oldest was traveling a bit off from them...
...everyone turned to look at Mike surfacing...
...oops!...Echo had other ideas - 
...since we all missed the first breach, she gave us two more just to be sure!
Thanks Echo J-42!

...like yesterday, I only saw some members of Group A and not Shachi J-19 or Eclipse J-41...I had wondered if they would move back to traveling with the J11s who are in Group B...perhaps a move back over is beginning...only time will tell on that one...
...like yesterday, I only saw some members of K pod and I didn't see Cappuccino K-21, Opus K-16, and Sonata K-35 who are the K Klik (as I call them)...they like to spend time with Group B...
...and since no L pod whales are in here, except for Onyx L-87...(read his story - link to that on the right hand column)...
...so that means that the whales in here now are a much smaller number of whales than when a person says J pod or K pod, which would total 45 whales
J Pod has 25 + Onyx L-87  only 10+ L87 are in here now.
K Pod has 19 whales and only 16 are in here now.
That's a total of 27 whales and that is about 1/2 the number of whales who were in here before the morning of July 8th...
...fewer whales might just = more fish for those who are here...

...something to think about:  what is the carbon foot print of distance that your food travels before you purchase it?
...someone bought an apple the other day in the state of Washington that is known for it's apples...however the apple that was purchased on this island had come from New Zealand...ouch! says the environment!
 

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