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Monday, September 14, 2015

9-14-15 Haro Strait Whale Highway Today

Monday, September 14th

...in the early morning the T137s went past the lighthouse, going down island, close to shore...at about 11:00 a.m. the T137s went past the lighthouse going up island!
...the Residents did something similar to the prior day...up island in late morning only to turn and go back down...these kayakers were hoping, but the whales didn't make it up...
...at about 2:30 T12A and the T109s went up island past the lighthouse!
...a short while later Js, Ks and a few L pod whales came up island.
It was like a whale highway all day long!! 
 
...for the most part Js and Ks and the few L pod whales were spread out, traveling in small groups...yesterday the J16s were the trailing group and today they were the lead group...



...the lighting in the afternoon makes it quite a challenge to see who is going by...





...they seemed directional today, like they might continue north toward the Fraser River...well, that only lasted for a while, when I heard a few faint calls over the Orca Sound hydrophones...they were coming back down!...they passed by here with just enough light to see a few of the leaders...spread out...by the time they got to Lime Kiln park it was dark and it was an audio encounter to enjoy which went on for almost 2 hours over the Lime Kiln hydrophones...
...what are the whales telling us about the abundance of salmon in here?...that maybe there just isn't an abundance...the whales also feed off the Columbia River system, in the winter and spring, where the 4 lower Snake River dams are located...
...we can give the whales a bigger chance of more food by getting these dams breached...let the water flow and the salmon to move...
...if you like what you saw when you were whale watching from shore or a boat, and if maybe you plan to return one day...help the whales still be here by giving them the best chances possible of getting food.
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