Posted by: onboardtourswhales | September 13, 2009

Killer Whales Roughing Up Harbor Porpoise, and J-44 Porpoising

September 9, 2009

Some J-Pod whales had a too rough for the Harbor Porpoise interaction… This link http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/robin/kwseptember09.htm  graphically shows the encounter.

About half of J-Pod heading north toward Henry Island, with a light flooding tide, from 2:12pm to 3:15pm. J-8 Spieden still makes her distinctive sounding blow; she passed with J-28 Polaris and J-33 Keet. J-1 Ruffles at the end of the groups, slowly making his way north, then he turned and headed back south. All the whales that had made Henry Island turned and followed J-1’s lead back south. J-17 Princess Angeline with J-44 were now the trailers and began porpoising to catch up! Little J-44 kept right up with Mom, leaping to clear the wake they were leaving! Harbor Porpoise, Dall’s Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and a Stellar Sea Loin, all in Haro Strait off of Henry Island, made for a stellar September outing!

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