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Monday, May 23, 2011

Transient Orca Report, Photos and Porpoises

May 23: 
10 am The 8 to 10 Transient Orca were slowly working their way between Powell River and Texada Island - still on a slow roll Southward. So, headed out with neighbour Steve G. to locate them. They did a number of long dives and continued their slow travel Southward in a zig zag pattern. We stayed with them until we were almost across from Smuggler Cove, just above Secret Cove - a long way down from Powell River, and even longer for Jen from Campbell River Whale Watching who arrived on scene with a tour around 2:30 pm. Jen left them around 3:45 pm spread out and still working their way towards the Southern end of Texada.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Three Photos below are courtesy Steve Grover May 23, 2011

May 23:
On getting back into the harbour in Powell River, a local who had been out fishing told me he had seen a couple of Porpoises around 2 pm that looked black, so the assumption is Dalls Porpoises, by Grant's Reef on the South end of Savary Island. Susan MacKay

May 23:
9 am 6 Pacific White Sided Dolphins were in the Yuculta Rapids area by Jimmy Judd Island.
Relayed over the radio from Aaron (Eagle Master)

May 23:
8:15 am Around 10 Orca spotted by Harwood Island across from Powell River travelling in a Southerly, then Westerly direction.
From Steve G.

May 22:
9 pm 2 Orca were seen in the Surge Narrows area (Beazely Pass). No direction.
Passed on from Jack, Campbell River Whale Watching