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Friday, September 25, 2015

9-25-15 They Took Their Food With Them!

Friday, September 25th
...after the encounter with the T49As yesterday and then spotting them again this morning...I wondered if they would keep coming up island and go into the cove just north of the lighthouse for another meal like yesterday...
...they didn't...know why?...they already had their food with them - take out!
...the few images I took were quite distant...I only looked to see if I could ID who it was...and it was T49A1...up ahead of the rest of the family...
...I had no idea that he was 'up to something'...

...when they got to Lime Kiln mom, T49A was now up ahead...she angled toward the cove but didn't go in and instead moved back off to where T49A1 was approaching...still moving up island...
...I don't know when they stopped to eat their food, but T49A1 certainly had it with him...
...not the easiest to see...but it's there!

...no wonder the two younger ones were sticking close to him...
...there is a California sea lion, who appears to have taken up residency in this area...he better watch out!

......there was also a humpback whale, first spotted by a friend this morning...when she couldn't locate it again we went back down island a short distance...'well, there's a big dorsal fin'...but we were looking for a humpback!...near the Hannah Heights area...and the humpback surfaced closer to Pile Pt....they had most definitely passed one another...
...I have heard by several people who have seen this specific humpback, exclaim at how big it is and wonder if it might be something other than a humpback...
...and I heard it again today...but this is definitely a humpback and we tracked it all morning...it came back up island a little while after the transients had gone by and then the humpback came back down island again...

...this humpback has an unusual (to me) dorsal fin...if the dorsal fin was on a Minke whale or a young killer whale that would be one thing...
...look at how it is so different looking from the more common shapes usually seen in here...and how small the fin looks...maybe that's what makes this humpback look 'so big' to so many people or maybe it is just a really big HB.
...someone get out a tape measure please...

...no Residents seen today, but you most likely already figured that out...maybe tomorrow there will be some 'black and whites' in the area...whether they will be Ts or Rs remains to be seen...and I hope we get to find out...

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