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Friday, March 27, 2015

3-27-15 Find Us If You Can!

Thursday, March 26th
...Find Us If You Can! relates to what happened on Thursday...
...(correction on time-I looked at my notes wrong) somewhere between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. I hear about 5 seconds of J pod calls over the Orca Sound hydrophones...
...I spend the next one and a half hours at Lime Kiln scanning for them...
...others spent the day looking for them...
...Find Us If You Can they said...and no one did!

...by the evening I was beginning to wonder if I needed to 'fire' myself from the hydrophones...
...I know I heard them but wasn't quick enough to hit the record button and since no one had found them all day...well, had I been hearing things?  :)

Friday, March 27th
...Oh, You Found Us!
...it was just about the same time as yesterday...10:02 a.m....
...lots of ship noise over the Orca Sound hydrophones...
...I hear faint clicking...was it the ship? or whales?...
...the clicking stopped...then started again...
...it was whales!
...but after yesterday I didn't trust myself so I called and had another person's ears on it...
...Yes, it was whales and it was J pod!

Yippee!...I don't have to fire myself from the hydrophones.

...when I first saw them coming down island...
...pics from the park as they came down...
...the whales were spread out, but at that time going down island...so when we came out on the boat later it was surprising to hear they were already heading toward Victoria and west...
...pics from the boat, Maya's Westside Charters with Capt. Jim...

 
 


...it's only March!...J pod shows up on sunny calm days and disappears on less sunny and less calm days...that's nice for us humans but I doubt it has anything to do with their travel...they are focused on finding salmon...we keep hoping they will continue to find enough to keep going...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful time you had with J Pod. Thanks for sharing that beautiful family.
Hugs Always