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Monday, April 4, 2016

4-2-16 On the West Side Again!

Saturday, April 2nd
...the whereabouts of the J17s and J22s over the last many days has been intriguing...
...the question at the end of each time they are seen is, "wonder where they will show up next."...because they certainly have their own agenda...after all they're just living their lives...it isn't about entertaining the humans.
...what intrigues me the most is what is going on...we may never know the answer or we might know once the rest of J Pod shows back up...
...by late morning the J17s and J22s were seen coming up the west side...another 'tree/whale' photo op but instead I just watched them, as they were a bit farther from shore...
...they were spread out for maybe a mile or more...hum...were there more here?...would they make it up to the park this time before veering offshore?...
...yes!...it was impossible to see all eleven of them with the sea state as it was and getting worse...


...Princess Angeline and Tahlequah were at the back of the group...all others, it appeared had already passed the lighthouse...then DoubleStuf changed direction...were they coming back down island?...yes, but only to where Princess A. and Tahlequah were into some salmon...next thing I see is DoubleStuf chasing salmon (not shown here), some big lunges and then the tip of his fin as it zoomed and cut through the surface chasing those fish...

...they were quite a ways offshore...and it lasted just a few minutes and then DoubleStuf and Tahlequah made a big surfacing in unison...several times!

...they continued up island and spent the afternoon in some very nasty water until nightfall...
Here's an image to show where they have been...funny thing is that just about each time they are seen they are then not seen for a day or more...isn't that just awesome!
...wonder where they will show up next...p.s.  they were not seen at all on Sunday!

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