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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

J pod

J28 / Polaris
J16 / Slick
J36 / Aiki
J pod

On the noon Ocean Magic II trip we met up with J pod heading south along San Juan Island. Polaris-J28, a 13 year-old female, and Blackberry-J27, a 14 year-old sprouting male, were identified. During the afternoon trip we found J pod had changed direction to the north nearing Stuart Island and some of the animals picked up speed proposing along the shoreline. The J16 matriline were milling about further offshore, Slick-J16 was seen were her offspring Mike-J26 and seven year old Aiki-J36. The backdrop of Mount Baker against Turn Point, Stuart Island, made for spectacular views at the end of a wonderful day.

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