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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Race Rocks & L pod - audio clip

Race Rocks
Male California Sea Lions
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Mega / L41
Racer / L72
Oceansun / L25
Flash / L73

Today was a beautiful morning trip aboard the Ocean Magic II. First we headed to Race Rocks, just south of Victoria, to view the numerous seals and sea lions. The low tide provided abundant haul out areas for all the marine animals. We then traveled east toward San Juan Island to watch the southern resident, fish eating, killer whales. Flash / L73, Mega / L41, Racer / L72, and Oceansun / L25 were all identified among the groups of whales foraging in a northerly direction. The whales were calling and searching for prey using sonar, echolocation.

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