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  •  tracking for Puget Sound Killer Whales adventures (16+ / 0-)

    in just a few days time they went from Puget sound down to Point Reyes and back.

      At one point near Arcata one was seen to chase a seal up onto the sand thru the surf, as we have seen that they do in South America.

    This was claimed to be the first such recorded event in North America.

    Back in the 60's, my SIL claims she saw one do it down by Santa Barbara..way before it was on tv. How far out of the water it got she can't say anymore..

    I did see a mom and baby grey whale feeding in the shallow area just beyond the surf zone once, her side was out of water as was her pectoral fin, about 5-6' deep.
      The baby spy hopped and looked at me!

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:27:20 PM PST

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    •  I bet that was a thrill! :-D n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      by NonnyO on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:00:21 PM PST

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      •  here's the tracking link, I fergotted it (6+ / 0-)

        grrr, 'I meant well'. (The tattoo on my forehead...)

        anyway, tracking charts for K-pod killer whales from Puget Sound area

        but do churn around in that site, there are excellent resources therein!

        Here is another Killer Whale research site Cascadia Research,l full of links.

        here's an earlier episode describing the tagging project

        EarthFix is a great site with all kinds of good stuff about NW biology news and science....and for example in other NW news, here's video of Salmon laying eggs in the newly flowing Elwha River..Yay! and another

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        by KenBee on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:47:46 PM PST

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        •  Interesting! I love the big whales..., (4+ / 0-)
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          ... and the dolphins, in particular, but I'm also fascinated by cephalopods and assorted other sea creatures.  There's a Kossack named Haole in Hawaii who has some marvelous underwater photos from the ocean off of Oahu that never fail to make my jaw drop in amazement.  He's very good!  I became mesmerized by the varieties of Nudibranches he has photographed.  They're very small, rather poisonous, and a couple of them lay ribbons of eggs.  One called a Spanish Dancer is (mostly) red and lays red eggs in the shape of a rosette.  Here's Haole's DK profile page and you can look at tons and tons of photos, most in Hawaii, but he's also done series of photos from Africa, Alaska, and the Baja peninsula.

          Well..., okay.  As long as it doesn't involve snakes (deathly afraid since about age five and the first scare from them) and slimy things, I'm pretty much a sucker for educational films like Nature - and other shows like that.  I'm allergic to most pollens from trees (all conifer, most deciduous), flowers, grains, so I don't do outdoors, but I sure like photos and films thereof...!

          I've been following the webcams of births and young life of the pandas (the second one from DC died), and at the San Diego Zoo Bai Yun's sixth sixth cub was just recently introduced to the public.  Yeah.  Pandas.... Awwwwww....

          This spring and summer I'll be back to watching the Decorah eagles if they go back to their old nest.  They now have a second nest, so no one's quite sure yet which one they're going to use.  Or maybe one of the other bird cams on UStream.

          I can enjoy the great outdoors sans having to take extra antihistamines this way, or having to haul my old senior citizen carcass around out there....

          :-)

          I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

          by NonnyO on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:02:26 AM PST

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