Please note that for some unknown reason, my yesterday's post did not go out to subscribers. It contained the report about the Northern Resident G-Pod farther south than usual - and Harbour Porpoises. Click here to view yesterday's report.
Radio call came in from a commercial boat at 9 am about 10 or more Killer Whales by Copper Bluffs near Campbell River. The whales were moving quite quickly heading for Seymour Narrows in a north-west direction.
One of the Campbell River Whale Watching boats was out and managed to find the 12 Orca by Chatham Point, just at the lower start of Johnstone Strait around 12 pm, where they stayed and foraged for about an hour. I had hoped to get an update as to whether or not the whales actually were from G-Pod or if they were Transients, but I never did hear from him. Instead, I received a heads up about...read on:
Thanks to Elizabeth, who gave me a call around 2:30 pm about a pod of Orca by Beach Gardens, just below Grief Point, Powell River heading North. I quickly managed to get out in the skiff with my daughter and found the Transient (meat eating) Orca close by the mill. This is a favorite spot for Transients to find Sea Lions and Seals. There were between 9 and 12 Whales split into to groups. A group of four headed towards Harwood Island while the rest had a late lunch closer to the mill. They stayed in the area till around 5:00 pm and we left them by Atrevida Reef, heading towards Savary Island and Lund. I have not had a chance to look at any of the photos I took.
Susan MacKay Whales and Dolphins BC
At 7:49 pm:
Just saw 4or5 Orcas right in front of our house at Bliss. Looked like there was a small one. Very exciting.
John H B
Bliss Landing is across from the Copeland Island, just North of Lund and just before Sarah Point and the entrance to Desolation Sound.
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