This little guy is L111, the newest calf in one of the "resident" pods of Killer Whales (Orcas). Here he is probably less than a couple days old. He/She will be officially named and counted if seen again next year. There are about 85 whales in the resident pods. The locals know everyone of them by their markings and sounds, heard by hydrophones mounted at various points underwater in their usual habitats. The resident pods of Orcas here are all "endangered species" because they live in these waters all the time and Puget Sound suffers from too much people love! There are resident pods in many other places and also transient pods that move long distances. Residents tend to eat fish (salmon - nom, nom, ..) while transients feed on seals, sea lions, and other whales. The Orca is the top of the sea-mammal food chain. OrcaNetwork is a fascinating website for reading about what is going on with the Puget Sound Residents!
And then from the Other-world .... I got hold of this new bunny blog by Carlton Jamal, and now see that I can link to a whole Other-world of bunny blogs - most must be in England! Dare I go there???? Aaaaaghhh .....
You do!! You do want to go to England! :-D But don't forget, my blog is the bestest! ;-)
I would like to groom those ears. <3
What a lovely portrait of Princess - she looks so thoughtful!
Wonderful little orca too, it must be wonderful to have them so nearby...
Cool Orcas, here on Lake Erie I don't think we get anything that big. We have a marine land up north with whales but its not the same at all!
Love the Princess' ears too!
Princess has the best ears, I can see why you are so very, very fond of her....
Ooooh thank you for sharing the Orcas ! They are so beautiful you guys are so lucky to have them so close. Keep us updated!
The buns will forgive you for sharing their blog with them.
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