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Saturday, July 19, 2014

7-19-14 They Were Spread Across the Strait

Saturday, July 19th
...with all three pods miles to the north and the Strait of Georgia with big, big seas...it was time for plan B...that would be Transients...and wasn't that nice that a group of 11 Ts showed up!
...on Maya's Westside Charters we met the Ts in Rosario Strait...and as luck would have it the whales traveled to the north and west heading in the best direction for us, since we had come a long way...
...the Transients (aka Bigg's killer whales) were the T124As, minus T124A1 who is not always seen with the family, the T137s, and T77A who is a sprouter male and who has dispersed (as the researchers call it) from his family...this is common with the whales in this transient community...
...T124A2 and T124A4 giving these folks an exciting moment...

...on the way back to the harbor we had a few interesting encounters with some harbor seals...
...later in the day the Residents were coming down Boundary Pass so we thought we would go see them...Capt. Jim. first spotted some whales porpoising toward us...
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...and zoom on by they did...Nugget L-55, Takoda L-109, Scoter K-25, Skagit K-13 and several others going too fast to capture but a few images...
...Cappuccino K-21, Opus K-16, and Sonata K-35 (aka the K Klik) were out in the middle of Haro Strait...
...though there were over 60 whales coming down Haro Strait, they were spread for miles across the strait... 
...after getting back I headed for the park, making it in time to see the whales go by...
...and some remained...

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