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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9-16-14 Would We Ever Get to the Residents Today?

Tuesday, September 16th
...Granny J-2 and Group A Minus were to the north...
...the J16s had been down island last I knew...
...and more whales had come in during the night...
...I barely got a glimpse of them from about a mile south of Lime Kiln Pt. State Park...and back down island they went...
...out on Maya's Westside Charters to see the....wait...what?...Ts? right here? - cool!
...it was the T60's again!  just a few miles outside of Snug Harbor...and they were once again in eating mode...



...and when someone is surfacing backwards they usually are 'carrying' something - really...it makes them more buoyant!

...when she spyhopped she was really giving someone the eye!

...T002B has two tiny nicks...she was the 6th whale present and has been traveling with the T60s for the last few days...maybe all the time...
...when they began to move on so did we...the T18s were coming up island...geesh!...we were never going to see the Residents today!
...they were going the opposite direction as the Residents so we stayed with these whales...the seas to the south were getting rough...
...I know some special people in my life who live in a dome house in Alaska...I think of them every time I see this one...
...the T18s can be very sly when getting a meal...this afternoon they kept splitting into two pairs and then coming back together, which kept us on our toes!
...a quick look at Spieden Island on the way back...it's September and the animals are starting to show themselves more...
...always great to see these animals...
...by the end of the day the Residents who were down island had moved off shore and it sounded like they would soon be gone again...seems like there wasn't a lot of salmon that came in this last time...and that's not good...
...Group A Minus stayed to the north - like near the mouth of the Fraser River...does that tell us something or what?...it doesn't take a rocket scientist or even a scientist for that matter to figure it out!
...well tomorrow is another day and perhaps there will be more salmon showing up - fat chance...well...someone got this...wonderful, but I would have rather seen it in the mouth of a killer whale than hanging on a hook!





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