Posted by: onboardtourswhales | November 8, 2016

Resiliency

November 8, 2016

Regardless of tonight’s United States political election results, I still believe in resiliency. Resiliency of humanity and best human spirit in caring for each other and all our shared life on earth. Tho I must say other animal matriarchal societies like orca and elephants are excellent examples!

I am sad to report since my last post that J28 Polaris and her 10 month old son J54 Dipper are gone. Our endangered Southern Resident orca whales need our collective resiliency and help. The Center for Whale Research held a press conference October 28, 2016 announcing this and the following obituary http://www.whaleresearch.com/j28

When I heard the news, I also learned all 35 members of Lpod were in tight groups swimming together down Haro Strait, along with Pacific white-sided dolphins, sporadic visitors. A bit uncanny as Lpod families are rarely sighted all together, especially this time of year. Jpod and Kpod were up north in the Salish Sea. Perhaps they had all gathered and grieved. I went out to the Westside Land Bank property and sat and absorbed the grace of the whales, the crystal clear air, soothing my heartache. As I walked back up the trail, a wildflower dandelion growing out of the harsh windswept rocky habitat caught my eye and reminded me of the resiliency of undisturbed, cared for nature.

Land Bank Dandelion

Land Bank Dandelion

Mount Rainier about 90 miles away

Mount Rainier about 90 miles away

Lpod Olympic Mountains

Lpod Olympic Mountains

L41 Mega oldest male at 39 years old

L41 Mega oldest male at 39 years old

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Lpod

Pacific white-sided dolphins

Pacific white-sided dolphins

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  1. Beautiful post, beautiful photos. Thank you Caroline

    • Thank you Barbara! Fellow advocate 🙂


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