Highlights 2001

2001 highlights
The second season of Orca-Live was rich with drama above and below the surface. This was a season of moods... full moons that shone through trees and hovered over a blue ocean, shafts of sunlight piercing brooding clouds, eagles soaring, the great misty breaths and suspended flukes of humpback whales, a belly-flopping baby orca trying to fly, salmon cruising through. One fine September morning, suddenly, there was brand new baby Cedar, a tiny head popping up in the middle of the A30s, the little one already swimming in perfect synch with mum Minstrel. On another day, the "B" brothers Yuculta, Nakwakto, and Slingsby with his huge twisted dorsal fin tilted to one side, quietly pursued the A5 females in front of Cracroft Point. Rocky, the kelp greenling who made his home a rock in front of an underwater camera, became a familiar presence. Here, we present one episode among many that have been compiled on a DVD edited by Anna Spong and available for purchase via http://www.orcalab.org/shop-support/index.htm. Viewers of OrcaLive 2001 will have instant recall for much of what is presented, others will experience a first-time thrill.