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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9-30-14 More Food More Energy

Tuesday, September 30th
...off the water for me on Monday...
Monday evening


...Tuesday...of course I was in town and got to the west side asap a bit north of Lime Kiln...in time to see Mike J-26 and Slick J-16 going up island...and then they started to go back down island...so off to Lime Kiln I went...
...that began my confusion of the day...some of the J16s had been seen going up island in the stormy weather yesterday...but they must have split off from the rest of Group A and come back down island in the rain and stormy seas...
...DoubleStuf J-34 foraged for quite a while, along with the rest of his family...they were in no hurry to go anywhere...

...then in the afternoon out on Maya's Westside Charters...we come upon some very playful whales...
...when you have enough food to eat you have more energy...
...and you might just feel like playing a bit more...
 ...Notch J-47 and Star J-46 were goofing around in the kelp at one point...
...the energy level of the whales seemed to be greater today...maybe we were just seeing them at a time of play...maybe it is because they are getting more salmon...whatever it was, they were having a blast!...the J17s and Tsuchi J-31 and Mako J-39 and even Alki J-36 was in on whatever 'game' it looked like they were playing...and all the humans were smiling as we watched these 'people of the sea' having a playful afternoon...
...and just to give you an idea of some of those swells...so difficult to show in a flat image...


...as I was writing this post I began to hear calls on the Lime Kiln hydrophones at about 8:00 pm...J pod whales but which ones?
...Granny's Group A Minus (minus the J16s) had gone north yesterday and as far as I know they were not seen today...
...and we were with Group B Plus (plus the J16s) and the K Klik (K-21, K-16 and K35)...
...so who was it?...have to wait until tomorrow to find out...

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