L Pod Just South of Tofino! – 1/6/165

I was so excited  today. I heard that the L’s were in the area in the early afternoon and the rest of my school day couldn’t go fast enough! All I wanted to do was send those kiddies out on an early dismissal and run out the door!

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As soon as I was done work I ran down to the docks and hopped on the Sweet Marie – the water taxi I work with to take photos. After picking up a couple of passengers in Tofino, we headed out to the whales, who were near Cox Point. It was a choppy, overcast day, but that just seemed to put the whales in a good mood. They were breaching, tail lobbing, spyhopping and cartwheeling. It was such a joy to be on the water with them!

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I was extremely excited to see L121, the L pod calf that was born in February, and had not been observed since. In fact, the sighting caught the attention of local media and my photos made the news!

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CBC

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Vancouver Sun

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Times Colonist

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L121 appeared in good health, and researchers who saw the photos agreed. Less than 48 hours after we were with L Pod near Tofino, they were seen entering the Salish Sea and were spotted off San Juan Island

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L41 “Mega”

-Marcie

This story was adapted from a blog post-to read the original head here

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