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Thursday, July 14, 2016

7-14-16 Lime Kiln Shoreline and the Orcas!

Thursday, July 14th
...L pod whales had come in the night before...
...it was mid afternoon before some of them came north...
...the J11s-Blackberry J-27, Tsuchi J-31, and Mako J-39 were reported to be present! (They had not returned with Group B of J Pod on July 8th and many wondered what might be going on.)
...we don't know what was going on...they are here now...and we'll see who they stay with...

...J Pod whales were coming down from the north...see prior post about their stunning travels along the west side, as they moved on up...
...some of the L4s, L26s, L47s, and L72s (19 whales) are the whales that came up island...the J11s and the L12s remained down island...
...those 19 L Pod whales moved up past Lime Kiln and met J Pod as they came down island...they met up off County Park and down island they went...
...once again it was another amazing encounter...here are a few images from the day at Lime Kiln...








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...there were some lunges, some circling...but were they foraging or socializing...maybe some of both!
...salmon are here...hopefully there will be more arriving and enough to bring in the rest of L Pod and K Pod... 




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