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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dolphin and Porpoise Sightings plus Orca Photos

Today's sightings reports are minimal. The Transients seem to be either farther down South, as in the ones that headed that way last evening, or farther up North. It appears we have a very busy day followed by a quiet one then back to busy. Unusual cycle, but there are a few photos of the whales from the past two days below today's sightings report. Tomorrow's report may be delayed due to the hockey game - Go Canucks!
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

June 12:
Around 3 pm unknown large number of Pacific White Sided Dolphins in Sutil Channel by Whaletown, Cortez Island.
I only caught part of the radio transmission so uncertain who reported it - SM

June 12:
12 pm Numerous Dall's Porpoise playfully bow and wake riding by Hole in the Wall, just below the Yuculta Rapids. (Probably happy the Transient Orca were gone - SM)
Fog Horn Jeff, Painter's Lodge

June 11:
As the sun dissipated the daunting clouds, we encountered J-Pod near Pile Point as they headed north toward Lime Kiln Point.  A few individuals breached while the rest of the group continued to move at a slow pace in a spread out formation.  We were excited to identify Riptide (J-30), the alleged great-grandson of Granny (J-2), who is believed to be 100 years old and the eldest female of the entire Southern Resident Community!
Kirsten Dale, Naturalist for San Juan Safaris Whale Watching
Submitted by: Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network, Whidbey Island, WA

 Photo: Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys June 10, 2011
Believe it's T019B - SM

 Photo: Susan MacKay / SG Images June 11, 2011

Photo: Susan MacKay / SG Images June 11, 2011
Lots of teeth marks and chunks missing from T087's tail flukes

Photo: Susan MacKay / SG Images June 11, 2011
Transient Orca going against the current in Arran Rapids