Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Looking Back a Few Years

I came across a video I created at the end of 2011.  Many of the SRKWs are no longer alive and this gives a nice opportunity to remember them, even if for a few seconds. Many have grown. The youngest is the one who was born in 2011.

The video was taken by me from a boat or shore during the year. Very fond memories indeed.

I hope you will enjoy. I hope you will remember.

I hope you will meet those you had not had the opportunity to meet when they were alive and part of this community. I'm sure their family remembers them.


 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

12-15-21 Oh, The Holiday Rush - video

In this year of 2021 and the pandemic
I find it difficult to post because there
are so many people going through very tough times.
A good friend suggested that I do.
Perhaps it will bring a few moments of distraction 
to give you a break from the stresses you may be facing.

I created this several years ago.
I post this each year.  Enjoy.
  


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Look for Blows & A Very Vocal Humpback

 





November 19
The whales were spread across.
Not uncommon for them this year.

They went into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and then seen a few days later in Puget Sound.

On November 20
An unusual Humpback encounter.
It was during the day.
The Humpback vocalized for over 6 hours that day.
BUT the Humpback was never seen!    Really!
With calm seas an exhale from a Humpback is quite obvious, even from a great distance. 
Some people, including me, had heard it over the Lime Kiln hydrophones and got to the Park asap, because they were 'sure' that the HB was right off the lighthouse.  No one saw the it!
Here's a short sample of some of the vocals heard from this fella.



Friday, November 19, 2021

11-18-2021 The SRKWs Returned Again

A nice surprise to hear extremely faint J Pod calls early in the morning.  And so the day began.  And those calls got louder and the day more interesting...

November 18







..listen to what may have him getting a scolding or say 'he was just having some fun'



11-16-2021 SRKWs in Haro Strait

SRKWs on the west side in late October & early November

October 24






October 26

November 16

Sightings of the Southern Residents increased in October and now in November.
Most of the encounters the whales have been farther offshore but that's where the salmon mainly are.  And therefore, that's where we should want them to be - eating!