I never would have ever imagined we would see so many in these waters!
The first year the book had about 85 transients. It is now almost double that.
All the whales of J, K and L pods featured in family groupings, with information about specific identification clues regarding individuals.
Printed both sides.
Those I have 'met' in the waters of the Salish Sea since 2008.
Right and left sides.
In side-loaded sleeves. It gives ability to keep the Ts in numerical order as additional Ts are encountered.
There are now more than 160 individuals included in The Book.
(see below for more detail on that)
Note: The Book comes in a binder and includes some comparison pages - Southern Residents to Transients, and other interesting pages that compliment the whales.
Each new book sold is current in the year it is sold. Update pages can then be added each year.
U.S. $125 + tax 10.00 + $10 shipping costs = $145.00 (Feb. 2014)
Canada $125 + 15 shipping costs = $140
I will calculate the shipping for multiple books in one mailing and let you know.
How to purchase:
Have a Paypal Account?
Email me at L41L57@yahoo.com
Let me know what you want.
I'll create and send you a Paypal invoice that you can pay from.
mail check to:
PO Box 862
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
*Early each year, where beneficial (i.e. new nicks, scratches, size changes, baby pictures, etc), pages will be updated, and made available for purchase as individual pages, for those who have previously purchased The Book, so you don't have to buy the whole thing again I'll do this for as long as I can.
As the person who encouraged me to make this book available to others said, "It's a work in progress."
It has to be, as the whales are ever changing.
The inside cover of the book gives acknowledgements.
Here's what it says:
There is no way I could ever repay Captain Jim Maya of Maya's Westside Charters or Captain Ivan Reiff, Western Prince and Western Explorer for my being able to pursue my passion beyond the shore line. Without them it would not have been possible.
It would also not have been possible to identify the individual whales seen without the photo identification charts from the long term studies of the:
Center for Whale Research
San Juan Island, WA
Ken Balcomb and Dave Ellifrit
Official Orca Survey ID charts
Pacific Biological Station
Graeme Ellis, Jared Towers, and John Ford
Transient Killer Whales of B.C. and Southeast Alaska ID charts
Simon Pidcock of Ocean EcoVentures, Cowichan Bay, B.C.,
Mark Malleson and Ron Bates,
for their ID help
And I give acknowledgement to myself for the thousands of images taken, and the time spent learning just who it is I am observing, which has enabled me to share my encounters on my blog.
Thanks for your interest!...and maybe even your purchase!