Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:15

A32

On May 20th we had a sighting of the A36s with A12 in Whale Channel. It was a beautiful calm day with amazing visibility. The whales were spread out across the channel as they were heading south towards Campania Sound. We saw A37, A46 and A12. But there was no sign of A32! It was our first sighting since January 23rd when all three boys were with A12. We went home with a big lump in our throats, but thought that he perhaps was off by himself somewhere and we simply missed him. However, since that day we had several other encounters with the A36s and each time we were frustated not to be able to see A32. Yesterday, we saw them again as part of a large superpod in Squally Channel, resting in their group of three, A12 in the middle of A37 and A46. We now believe that A32 is missing! Like for so many other people, A32 has always been very special to us. The Northern Resident Community has lost an important member and for us personally, we will cherish the memory of every encounter we had with him over the last two decades and his powerful presence will remain forever in our hearts.

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