Have You Seen Any of These?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan 24 and Jan 25 Sightings

Jan 25 - No sightings to report

Jan 24 - 5 Killer Whales, or Orca, were reported just south of Myrtle Rocks, south of Powell River with breaches and splashing around noon. They appeared to slowly be continuing southward.

There were numerous Sea Lions which all seemed to rush close in and onto shore, so I assume these were Transient Orcas on the hunt. There were no large male dorsals spotted, but there was quite a bit of rain and fog to look through. It's hard to say whether they entered that part of the strait from the top end of Texada, in front of Powell River, or came up from the bottom end and were turning back south. I didn't spot them from my vantage point, but work has kept me from scanning the water more frequently.