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Klamath River Whale Saga Continues

The now famous Klamath River whale saga continues as the mother whale still refuses to leave the Klamath River and head out to the ocean.  On Saturday night her young Klamath River gray whale calf found its way out to sea but as of this morning she is still in the river.  I am a professional photographer and have had the unique opportunity to capture images of these beautiful mammals since they entered the river a month ago.

Yesterday members of the Yurok tribe entered the Klamath River in a handmade dugout canoe and drummed and chanted trying to coax the mother whale to head downstream to the mouth of the river.   She did move a bit further downstream to the front of the Klamath River RV Park where she resided until last week, but after awhile she returned to her favorite spot under the bridge just down from the Klamath River RV Park.

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Klamath River Whale Roll

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Yurok Indians Drumming to the Klamath River Whale

Yurok Indians Drumming to Klamath River Whales

Klamath River Whales – Bye, Bye, Baby.

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As boats tried to ‘herd’ the Klamath river mother whale back out to the ocean all attempts were unsuccessful.    They banged on pipes with hammers, sprayed her with a high-powered water hose, splashed the water with paddles – all to no avail.   She just wanted to swim under the bridge with no intention of heading for the open sea.  Her calf- 6 or 7 months old – swam out to sea early Saturday evening leaving his mom to entertain the throngs of people overhead on the Klamath Bridge.

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