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Friday, September 12, 2014

9-12-14 It Was One of Those Magestic Encounters

Friday, September 12th
...on our way to see some transient killer whales...almost to Active Pass we saw something...screech to a stop and wait...and wait...and when it surfaced after the blow came the pectoral fin waving...
...there were two... Split Fluke and another...I've seen both before but don't have an ID number on 'Black Dot Left' that's what I'll call that one until I figure out the ID...
...out again on Maya's Westside Charters in the late afternoon we headed west...word had come that the Residents were seen heading back in...
...on our way...
...other than that one drop I saw a helicopter doing a water drop...

...not far past there the whales were coming in just south of Race Rocks...so we made a quick trip past the rocks...
...they were in two groups...with Surprise and calf up at the lead of the L pod whales...
...now if only Lobo K-26 was 'up' on this surfacing...

...it's like they are coming 'home'...

...cruise ships are usually so far away that I can't tell if anyone is watching what's going on around them in the sea...these folks were!
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 ...with Yoda K-36 and Lobo K-26 dorsal fins showing...I wonder what male owns that inverted lobbing tail...
...way up ahead of us they were starting to make their turn toward San Juan Island...
...this tail lob made a great waterfall...
...I didn't think the whales would make it to the west side before dark and was pretty sure they'll be there tomorrow - I hope...
 ...enjoy a short clip...
 
...I stayed up really late making sure who was present...not all of the Community...it's an interesting combination...
All of J pod and Onyx L-87, All of K pod - that includes the K Klik (Cappuccino, Opus, and Sonata), and the family group the L4s - new baby in that family, the L21s, and Nigel L-95...

Who are Racer L-72 and Fluke L-105 and Crewser L-92 and Ballena L-90 with?...or are they now creating their own 'independent' group?...

...this inquiring mind has lots of questions!...


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