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Mama, Klamath River Whale, Rolling in the Klamath River


Mama delighted the crowd that gathered today on the bridge with quite a bit of rolling and swimming upriver and back to the bridge numerous times.   She was full of energy today as opposed to her usual slow circles beneath the Klamath River Bridge.

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A Man and his Son Wading Out to Watch Mama, the Klamath River Whale

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A Man Wading with his Son Watching Mama, the Klamath River Whale






It is important to remember that the Marine Mammal Protection Act regulation states that individuals should be 100 yards from a marine mammal.  Many people are not adhering to that regulation, including boats in the Klamath River.

Anyone seeing harassing behavior can call NOAA Law Enforcement and report it.  The number is: 800 853-1964.
















OTHER KLAMATH NEWS:   The Salmon Festival is happening on Saturday, August 20th.  It is put on by the Yurok Tribe.  I have included a link to their site.   You can visit Mama when you come to the Salmon Festival.

Many images of these beautiful mammals can be seen at

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Comments on: "Mama, the Klamath River Whale, in River 49 Days 08/11/11" (4)

  1. What a awesome sight, but so sad at the same time .We have a big God and Iam so praying for her and her baby . Thank you for taking the pictures.

  2. Stephanie Scellato said:

    The big picture is that Mama is helping us focus on the importance of the human connection with what God has given us to care for and respect. That important relationship with animals brings out our compassion without having to have full understanding of that unexplainable connection we can share with them.

    • Yes, that is true. I see it on the bridge every day – people from all over the world in awe of the beauty of Mama as she swims under the bridge bridging any gap we humans may have in our interconnectiveness. Mama truly is an ambassador.

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