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Aug 16, 2011


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nancy wride

I am really sorry to read this Pete but thanks for keeping us informed.

Mark Dale

I was there to take many photographs of her exactly two weeks ago to this day. She was then full of life. Swimming up and down under the bridge. Even taking time to rub her belly on the shallow end of the riverbed for spectacular views of this magnificent animal.
I was deeply sadden to read about her demise once I returned home from my journey. I was literally downloading photos of her when I happened to see the report of her death. I just hope her young calf seeks refuge from killer whales in some way. Not sure if passing Gray Whales take in the calf as one of it's own or not. Being a smart mammal, I see no reason they should not....


The White sharks are probably already lingering outside the rivermouth, waiting to feast on this whale's unfortunate demise.

Camilla Thorsson

Her baby calf separated from its mom and left the river for the ocean 3 weeks ago. It faces an uncertain future considering killer whales and sharks (who often attack gray whales). So sad... :(

shara jean

Id be interested to know the levels of toxins in her body after the recent crisis with japans radioactivity and also the oil issues we have been having, plus its a good opportunity to test what our whales are getting into... what will happen with her baby?

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