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« Post / Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 12:42:08 PM »

 
In this first video, we can see the Pacific White-sided Dolphins coming at the Orca from all sides.
Jackie sees this behaviour a lot.
The passengers are calling the Dolphins brats, & criticizing them for swarming & pestering the poor Orca, but as Jackie explains, who are we to judge Nature when we don*t like what we are seeing.
Nature is perfect, & everything done is for a good reason.
 
october 15 2017 10:00 - Pacific White-sided Dolphins pestering Orca
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJLCHaU4dcY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJLCHaU4dcY</a>

Listen, here she is, explaining it much better.
Too bad i stopped the video too early.

october 15 2017 10:01 - Pacific White-sided Dolphins pestering Orca
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJIzu9yx10Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJIzu9yx10Q</a>

Oh, yay, here is a Common Murre father with his chick following behind.
i am trying hard to capture footage of these sweet Birds.
i really really want to capture the lovely calls they make to each other!

october 15 2017 10:03 - Common Murre father with chick
 


october 15 2017 10:03 - Common Murre father with chick

A very shaky video, i am hoping to catch the calls!
No success.

october 15 2017 10:03 - Common Murre father with chick
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPI95lVWM8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPI95lVWM8</a>

i*m not quite sure who is who in this foto, as far as fathers or chicks.

october 15 2017 10:04 - Common Murre fathers with chick
 

 
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« Post / Reply #31 on: December 02, 2017, 04:21:44 PM »


booni, your story makes me smile!  I can just imagine
all of the things that you are describing!  Gitchi
miigwetch for sharing it all with us!!
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« Post / Reply #32 on: December 02, 2017, 08:09:23 PM »

Very nice to see what you saw, booni!     thumbup
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« Post / Reply #33 on: December 03, 2017, 11:38:34 AM »

 
i managed to catch a Pacific White-sided Dolphin leaping!
 
october 15 2017 10:02 - Pacific White-sided  Dolphin
 


Our lovely setting, with a Humpback blow right in the middle of it.

october 15 2017 10:05 - Humpback blow
 


The water in these fotos that looks so calm is actually upwelling of water from way down below the surface, which is what brings all the feeding activity to this area.

i managed to catch a Humpback surfacing, before they slipped away again.

october 15 2017 10:06 - Humpback pectoral fin
 


Wooo!
& a Humpback tail as they dove down!

october 15 2017 10:07 - Humpback sounding
 


& an Orca, you can see their saddle patch in this one.

october 15 2017 10:19 - Orca surfacing
 

 
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« Post / Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 06:32:17 PM »

 
october 15 2017 10:27 - Orca dorsal fin & saddle patch
 


We are told to watch for these gatherings of feeding Gulls.
There is likely a feed ball below them, being corralled by the Common Murres.
You can hear Jackie announcing the arrivals of the other characters, the Orca & the Dolphins.
This is a time it is often that you will see a Humpback lunge feeding.
They lunge themselves through the bait ball with their mouths wide open.
You can hear Jackie announcing as the cast of characters arrive.
i am hoping to catch lunge feeding!
 
october 15 2017 10:29 - Gulls feeding at a Herring ball

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba8DFNe3Znc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba8DFNe3Znc</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #35 on: December 05, 2017, 11:38:24 AM »

 
Jackie seemed to know this fella, who is arriving in his boat at Orca Lab.
He has a ladder on board.
Is that for getting from his boat to the shore?  eek!
i don*t really see a dock here.
& i was sure there were great big glass windows on this building, that i don*t see here.  puzzled
 
october 15 2017 10:33 - fella arriving at Orca Lab
 


i like the roiling water, with the black black fin here.

october 15 2017 10:49 - Orca dorsal fin
 


Oooo, caught a blow hole here.

october 15 2017 10:49 - Orca dorsal fins & blow hole
 


The dorsal fin on the right has some nips out of it that i bet make this individual identifiable.
Jackie says - Even though this is a right side and there is no saddle patch visible, because I know which matriline of Northern Residents we saw, it is very likely A96.
BUT could be A107 as they have very similar shaped dorsal fins. Smiley



Ooooo, this is exciting, i have caught the eye patch!
This patch is a bit pinky orange, so perhaps a younger Orca?
i read somewhere that the younger Orca show this colour on their white eye patches because there isn*t as much blubber between their blood system & their outer skin.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #36 on: December 05, 2017, 11:51:53 AM »

 
Two eye patches!
 
october 15 2017 10:49 - Orca dorsal fins & eye patches
 


Sneaking out of my picture, but cool anyway.
i must have gone clickety-click-click on the shutter here.
 


The wind must have been from the right.
See the blow still hanging in the air to the left of the blow hole.

october 15 2017 11:03 - Orca dorsal fin
 


Ohhhh, this is a nice one, look at the beautiful saddle patch!
i*ve asked Jackie who this one is.
Jackie says - A55 - Echo.

october 15 2017 11:06 - Orca dorsal fin & saddle patch
 


Ahhhhh, here are the windows i remembered.
There are sliding wood doors to cover them when no one is there.
& look!
There is a driftwood sign that says Cracroft Point.
& when i was trying to read this zoomed in, i realized there is the fella, behind the sign in a ball cap working in some kind equipment box or cooler.
& a black coat hanging off of the stairs railing.

october 15 2017 11:07 - Orca Lab open
 


october 15 2017 11:16 - Humpback dorsal fin & one of the sweet Common Murres


 
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« Post / Reply #37 on: December 05, 2017, 11:55:22 PM »

That Orca probably is a male (straight up dorsal fin).  Females have a concave-shaped dorsal fin.

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