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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10-13-15 Mid-October The Whales Are Still Here

Tuesday, October 13th
...today J pod, K pod, and 19 L pod whales came down from the north...they were spread all across Haro Strait...
...sitting near the lighthouse I had the opportunity to at least see the ones that came within my range...(mid afternoon lighting with sun glare makes it tough for images - but at least it wasn't raining)
...Granny J-2 and the K14s...
...the K13s...
...Shachi J-19 and Eclipse J-41 and baby, Nova J-51...
...some of the Group B whales...

...then came Crewser L-92 and Ballena L-90...
...and next were Muncher L-91 and her baby L-122, now close to being 6 weeks old...

...Muncher's sister and nephew were with them as well as Muncher's mom (and now new grandmother, for the second time)...so the whole family group of the L47s was there...
..their L pod 'signature' call was loud and clear...
...Crewser dove and did not resurface for five minutes...during that time Muncher with baby and Marina and Mystic all went on by...then Crewser surfaced in just about the same spot where he had gone down...and he continued on down island with them...
...the last of the whales to pass by were the J16s...they were 20 minutes behind everyone else...

...and with an invite to go on the boat and just enough time to get there...out on Peregrine with Capt. Jim we headed out to see the whales with a family of four from Australia, who had not ever seen a wild killer whale...what a treat was in store for them...
...on our way, a detour - two humpbacks!

...now on to the orcas...it was the J16 family we saw...and the two babies, well you know they are going to be fun to watch! Sonic was in full action mode...


 

...No one had noticed the food in the mouth of this 7 month old...but just like human babies - don't they like to put things in their mouths and try them out?! And don't they try all kinds of things like standing on their heads and kicking their 'feet' up, or trying to.  A brilliant afternoon with this little one and his family.
 

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