6/7/17 – An evening out with the T2C’s including new calf T2C4 (possibly born end of 2016). They were down about 9+ minutes in between surface time to breathe. We heard this was their pattern all day – impressive for a new calf with smaller lungs to stay underwater for that long. T2C2, a young male with a severe spinal deformity, seemed to be trailing the group majority of the time. Sailing with whales in the dark heightens the senses as you listen for their blows to hear where they pop up. As we write this post, the T2C’s came down San Juan Channel again this evening about the same time as yesterday.
- T65As Transient killer whales with Mt Baker
- Meeting T2C’s, T65A’s, and T124A’s at East Point