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Saturday, October 24, 2015

10-24-15 The Rest of the Story from That Day

Saturday, October 24th
...with all the excitement of a new calf in J Pod (see prior post) some other bits and pieces from the day didn't get told...
...other whales from all three pods were present...we didn't see everyone since they were spread for miles...
...but Scoter K-25 went after some salmon...
...not long after, Rainshadow K-37, in just about the same spot did the same...
...Spock K-20 passed by and offshore from her was her 11 year old, Comet K-38...he moved inshore...
...back up island in Open Bay area Tahlequah J-35 (she comes into play later too), her offspring Notch J-47, and Saturna K-43...not going anywhere except for back and forth and it looked more like some social time for the two kids than anything else...it was unusual to see Saturna in this mix...



...Saturna's nephew, Tika K-33, I noticed was way inshore...then I saw Tika's mom...and a bit ahead of them I got a look at Sequim K-12...the last of that family group is Rainshadow K-37 and he was up ahead...
...when Princess A J-17, new calf, and Moby J-44 came along about 25 minutes later, they spent about 30 minutes going back and forth...big circles but no direction...as they began to travel down island, Saturna and her family group dissappeared from our focus...they may have had Notch with them, for a while, because he wasn't with the new baby group of four whales...
...the whales do this...since Notch's mom was about to be busy, he was 'sent to the neighbors' ... :)
...Cookie J-38, a twelve year old male, showed up and was visiting with Moby J-44, who was close behind Princess A and the baby...Cookie was there only a few minutes and then went somewhere else...
...when they began to travel Tahlequah J-35, the second offspring of Princess Angeline, took the place of Moby for a while...at first she would drop back and he would move up next to J-17 and the baby, and then he and J-35 would trade places again...
...at one point Echo J-42 and Suttles J-40 were right in there to see this new baby...those two girls seem to love the babies...whenever there is a new one they want to get right in to see it...
...eventually they entered the Strait of Juan de Fuca heading west...

...I wonder when they will be back... (hint...soon!)

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