Now, as I'm beginning to pack up all my things for the move back to the island, I wanted to give some updates on the recent sightings of J and L pod. The residents had been pretty scarce until the morning of 5/31/14, when J pod was spotted off the west side of the island. However, it was not all of J pod, two matrilines called the J11's (Blackberry J27, Tsuchi J31, Mako J39) and the J17's (Princess Angeline J17, Polaris J28, Tahlequah J35, Moby J44, Star J46, Notch J47) were unaccounted for. That afternoon, I recorded J pod as they vocalized over the live streaming OrcaSound hydrophone. To listen to this hydrophone recording or any of the ones I mention, visit my SoundCloud page here.
Expect for more blog posts soon and let the summer begin!