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Sunday, September 7, 2014

9-7-14 More Intra-Species Interaction

Sunday, September 7th
...with J and most of K pod way north at the Fraser River...we headed down island to see who was here...out on Legacy Charters we first came upon Opus K-16...Sonata K-35 was in closer to shore...all of a sudden theses gulls took off...
...since Opus and Sonata were in the area I figured it was one of them...



...Cappuccino should be around somewhere...
...we moved down a bit and saw Spirit L-22...and in closer to shore was Mystery L-85...coming up was Solstice L-89...
...then it got really exciting...a Pacific white sided dolphin was in the mix!
...this is about the third time in the last month or so that one single Pacific white sided dolphin has been seen harassing killer whales...and since a killer whale is really the largest of the dolphin family...

...so much fun to watch what goes on...the Pacific white sided dolphin was just having too much fun with Mystery L-85...






...more members of the L12s were down island...and the rest of L pod with the new baby was way down island and offshore...would not see the calf today...but how about one more pic of the little one from yesterday when on on Maya's Westside Charters...

...if you want to read about the discovery of the new calf (9/6/14) by the Center for Whale Research it's under Encounter, 2014, #53...so just imagine you are a researcher on the boat that day and live their experience through their account of the day...
(I'm not a researcher but I've had the experience of discovering a new calf and it is quite special.)

...back to 9/7/14..it was about 10:00 pm when I began hearing J and K pod calls on the Orca Sound hydrophones...and soon on the Lime Kiln hydrophones too...they lasted quite a while...interesting stuff it was...will be a good winter project...

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