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Killer Whales in Lynn Canal

By , February 3, 2010

Sunday afternoon we watched a flock of Barrows goldeneyes, a type of sea duck, fish off our rocks. The current tide cycle’s highs are around 20 feet, so they congregated right at the rocky edge where we could see them well. As they moved south, the windbreak obscured them slightly. We heard a rushing sound that confused us for a moment. It sounded like a humpback whale blow, but it was truncated. We then decided what we’d heard was the rushing of the ducks’ wings—something had spooked them. Then, a black sickle cut the water out in the canal.

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