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Sunday, September 28, 2014

9/27-28/14 Fish On the Head and In the Mouth!

Saturday/Sunday, September 27/28th
...two mornings of fog that broke into beautiful sunny days with calm seas, awesome whales who were getting some food!
...one morning the whales woke me up at about 5:15a.m. over the Lime Kiln hydrophones...the other morning it was about 7:00 a.m....it was socked in with fog here so I took off to see if it was foggy at the park - it wasn't!...saw the last of the whales going up island and watched as they came back down into the fog that was now coming up island...out on Maya's Westside Charters at different times each day we either began with fog or ended with it...but in the middle there was lots going on...
BCY0409 in Spieden Channel - that's been a busy place lately...an inverted tail lob by a humpback!...never seen that before...evidently this humpback spent most of the day in that same area..must have been lots of food...


...during the last couple days the whales we saw were going after salmon in a 'big way'...

...this is slow-mo, nothing fancy...it's from images not video...
video
...and then there was notch J-47 and that salmon on his head...
...along side of him...just how big is that salmon????
...about a week ago I posted this...

...Never thought I would see that!...Yes, it looks much better in the mouth of a killer whale!  Look at his eye!!...and his teeth!  
...that's a first for me!
...it was fascinating to watch him...he had just caught the salmon but we weren't aware of that...then we watched as he put it on his head...he left it there for several seconds before moving it off to his side...where you could see his eye - huge I might add - as if he was eyeing his 'prize'...or maybe just savoring it before he opened wide and bit into that salmon!...he ate it at the surface, or at least some of it and then dove...he was down for a couple minutes and when he surfaced he was traveling...on his way...
...over the last several days many people have been witnessing the whales with salmon at the surface - batting them up into the air, or salmon in their mouths...not only are the whales 'glad' we humans are too...
...but it's short lived...but we gotta be glad for what they are getting and for what salmon are making it to their spawning grounds to lay eggs to replenish the future...
...now to get the humans to think about the future for the salmon and and act to replenishment the wild salmon...

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