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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dalls Porpoise and Transient Orca May 7

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there!

May 7:
At 6:15 pm I received a call from John and Joan T. asking if I could see the Orca. Well, I had just set the binoculars back down, because although I thought I saw something, I couldn't find anything. After the call I did locate them. This is why it's so important to have all your eyes out there. There were around 8 or more Orca - assumed to be Transients doing their longer dives heading Southward relatively quickly in front of Westview, Powell River. Some split off towards Texada, but continuing Southward. The other group were closer to the Mainland side and appeared to be on a kill when I lost them behind some trees just before 7 pm that are in my vantage point view. 
Susan MacKay - Whales and Dolphins BC

May 7:
AJ was on the water again today and came across 4 to 6 Dalls Porpoise zipping back and forth foraging in Calm Channel around 10 am. He also saw an additional 10 to 12 Dall's Porpoise around 10:30 once he entered into Bute Inlet. They too were speeding around and did wake ride for a short time.

After speaking to some of the loggers he was water taxiing up Bute Inlet, he learned that they had seen some Orca "a couple of weeks ago" up at the head of the inlet by Orford River chasing Dall's Porpoises....very interesting.

Lots of Sea Lions and birds on Mittlenatch Island, a nature sanctuary in Georgia Strait. One Elephant Seal in Blackney Pass - noted on Orca Live by Leah.

And from our US friends:
Reports from the Salish Sea have been a bit slow the past few days, but we have a few Gray whale reports, Transient and Offshore orca reports from the California and Oregon coasts.
Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network