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Saturday, January 16, 2016

1-16-16 K-12 and K-33 Are Ready for the Game

Saturday, January 16th
...when the whales were heard over the hydrophones on January 5th, I had heard mainly J and K pod calls...in the beginning of the audio encounter I also heard a couple L pod calls...
...when observers located the whales the next day, they only saw some K and L pod whales...no J pod whales were seen on that day...Center for Whale Research encounters page for more about who was seen...
...whales came down from the north a few days later, in the dark, and headed out to the open ocean...
...Tika K-33 had been satellite tagged by NOAA researchers and every few days they post an update...
...the most recent update shows that Tika K-33 had gone down the outer coast, presumably with his mother, Sequim K-12, the rest of his family as well as some other K pod members...
...but the question remains...where is J pod...and did they really come in?...

...going back through the recording of the night of the 5th, learning a lot in the process, there were many L pod versions of some of the calls that I have been able to match up.  But the next step is to verify those with previously recorded calls when knowing who was present - J, K, or L...confusing?...yes :)

...most of all, yes, J pod was present that night over the Orca Sound hydrophones...but which way did they go?
...only J pod knows for sure...

...in the mean time Sequim K-12, the number 12 being the operative number here...is ready for the next playoff game - Seahawks and whoever else (I just keep track of the whales and not football)...
...and since Tika now has a satellite tag, the operative word here is satellite...
well no doubt the whales may be listening to the game via 'satellite' !

 

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