Blossom J11, 1972-2008. Blossom was mother to Blackberry J27, Tsuchi J31 and Mako J39. She disappeared in the middle of summer, at only 36 years old. Her sons and daughter would have stayed with her their entire lives. At the time of Blossom’s death, Mako was only 5 years old. Luckily big brother Blackberry stepped in and took up raising him. Mako, Blackberry and Tsuchi can all still be seen traveling together to this day. Mako is 9 years old this year, Blackberry is 21 and Tsuchi is 17. Hopefully sometime soon Tsuchi will have a calf of her own ♥ Blossom will be missed. Photo of Blossom by Center For Whale Research.