Monday, June 22, 2009

LPod in the morning and J & K pod in the afternoon:) June 22nd, 2009.

The picture below is of a Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the Rock Chuck, is a ground squirrel.. It lives in the Western US and southwestern Canada. Yellow-bellied Marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. It is very unusual to see Marmots in Victoria.

What a day on the water with both Lpod, Jpod and Kpod in our area! Our tour this morning caught up with Lpod who were heading out west and we had a wonderful time watching L41 and the other members of Lpod.

In the afternoon J & K Pod had traveled all the way from near the mouth of the Frazer River to Turn Point, which is where we encountered them. The Orcas were travelling at over 7 knots and we could see a lot of high speed porpoising. The highlight of the tour was when we witnessed a very high spyhop by J2 "Granny", an amazing feet for an old girl of 98!

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