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autumn playlist

1. blood bank - bon iver

2. old pine - ben howard

3. work song - hozier

4. another story - the head and the heart

5. ophelia - the lumineers

6. let it go - james boy

7. all i want - kodaline

8. like real people do - hozier

9. down in the valley - the head and the heart

10. long way from home - the lumineers

11. the girl - city and colour

12. all the pretty girls - kaleo

13. cherry wine - live -hozier

14. patience - the lumineers

15. rings grow - florist

16. la vie en rose - daniela andrade

17. featherstone - the paper kites

18. rivers and roads - the head and the heart

19. warm foothills - alt-J

20. lua - bright eyes

21. made for you - alexander cardinale

22. drifting - on an on

23. ms - alt-J

24. holocene - bon iver

25. one - ed sheeran

26. beach baby - bon iver

27. heartbeats - josé gonzález

28. honeybee - seahaven

29. santa monica dream - angus & julia stone

30. crosses - josé gonzález

31. bloom - bonus track - the paper kites

So while I was looking through the Southern Resident Killer Whale family tree, I realized you can see very clear gaps where calves should have been born in the 60′s. Obviously these gaps were caused by the captures but for some reason being able to clearly see which mothers most likely had calves taken from them hit me really hard, so I compiled a list of the female orcas that had gaps in their family tree and a little bit about their family 

J pod 

  • J2 Granny (No 100% known calves, likely had them though)
  • J5 Saratoga (Mother of J17 Princess Angeline, aunt of J22 Oreo)
  • J7 Sucia (Original matriarch of the J16s) 
  • J8 Spieden (No recorded calves, likely taken in the captures)
  • J12 Sissy (Potentially lost 2 calves, one being J24. Mother of J14 Samish)

K pod

  • K4 Morgan (Mother of K12 Sequim, her only recorded calf) 
  • K8 Tumwater (Original matriarch of the K14s)
  • K11 Georgia (Mother of K13 Skagit, her only recorded calf)
  • K18 Kiska (Mother of K21 Cappuccino, the only member left of her pod) 

 L pod

  • L3 Oreana (Grandmother of L84 Nyssa, the only member left of her pod)
  • L4 Sonar (Had 12 grandkids from her 4 recorded calves)
  • L9 Hopi (Mother of L3 Oreana)
  • L12 Alexis (Grandmother of L41 Mega)
  • L21 Ankh (Original matriarch of the L47s) 
  • L25 Ocean Sun (Potentially lost 2 calves, one being Lolita. Only member left)
  • L28 Misky (Mother of L85 Mystery, the only member left of her pod)
  • L35 Victoria (Mother of L54 Ino, very likely lost 1 or more calves to captivity)
  • L37 Kimo (Grandmother of L72 Racer, likely lost a calf in the Penn Cove captures)

We know for sure that 26 young members of the SRKW population were taken as well as others that it is unsure whether they were SRKWs. Around 13 known SRKWs died in the captures including mothers trying to get to their calves. It is very evident in K pod that mothers died during the captures as there were very few breeding females at the time that the study of the SRKWs started, yet there were quite a few members of K pod taken into captivity.