Later that afternoon, the orcas did a little "West side shuffling". From shore at Lime Kiln State Park, I watched as J, K, and nearly all of L pod headed North past the park and again few hours later as J pod (now minus the J16s), the K14s, and the Ls came back South past the park while the J16s and rest of K pod decided to continue North and did not pass the park again.
On their first pass, the orcas went by in two large groups with a few matrilines sprinkled in between. The first large group was made up of Granny J2 (who was full of tail slaps), the J11, J14, J17, J22, K12, and K14 matrilines. The J19s and K13s might have passed by before them because they are not in my photos and I think I missed some orcas before I got to the park as I was just driving past and chanced on their pass by. Next to pass the park were the K16s and Cappuccino K21, who were a bit offshore. Then came the L4s, L26s, L43s, and L47s in the second big group. This was my first time seeing Racer L72 and Fluke L105 (from the L43s), plus Ballena L90 and Crewser L92 (from the L26s) this season as the four of them had not visited the island until the day prior! Fluke L105 is sure getting big! Last to pass by slightly offshore of the park was the J16 matriline.
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