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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today: Transient Orca, Dolphins, Porpoises and Deer

It was a good day for the tours that were on the water today with Garry finding the Transient Orca that had evaded them for days. Thanks also to him for the consistent reports and current photos shared with everyone. In front of Powell River things were quiet till this evening when the Dolphins showed up complete with an escort of birds. A slight change from Whales and Dolphins is the photo of a very new fawn feeding with a patient Mom.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Isn't Nature Wonderful? 
Photo: Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys June 7, 2011

June 7:
7 pm Smaller group of Pacific White Sided Dolphins were in Beazely Pass, Surge Narrows.

June 7:
6:30 pm Approximately 60 Pacific White Sided Dolphins were foraging with a ton of birds above them swooping down to pick up some of the feed they were chasing up from Grief Point to Harwood Island, Powell River. They continued Northward towards Atrevida Reef and......?
Good eyes John and Joan T.
(At this point I will apologize to Joan Bech who I confused with Joan Treen on yesterday's report as well as in my email response to her- SM)

June 7:
Around 4:30 pm around 5 groups of 4 to 5 Dall's Porpoise each were in Calm Channel and Bute Inlet foraging.

June 7:
10 am The early morning run up Bute Inlet to the Orford River came across the stealthy 5 Transient Orca. They've been in the area for quite a while - check out the previous hit and miss sightings reports in the Archived pages of this Blog. They were by Clipper Point heading out of Bute Inlet towards Calm Channel.
Laura and Garry, Aboriginal Journeys

Transient Orca in Spectacular Bute Inlet
Photo: Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys June 7, 2011

From Orca Network, the next three reports were submitted by Susan Berta and Howard Garrett
J and L Pod Resident Orcas Re-Enter the Southern part of Georgia Strait:
June 7
 At 5:45 pm Jeff LaMarche of Eagle Wing Tours called reporting the residents had reached Secretary Island, 6.5 miles wast of Race Rocks. He said they were very playful, and the pods had been identified as J and L pods.
June 7 
Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales called at 5:20 pm to relay a report of many residents coming in past Otter Point, S. Vancouver Island, a half hour earlier (4:50 pm)

While Transient Orca:
June 7
Near Kelp Reef, Haro St. at 1802, 4 Transients just took out a Dall's porpoise A few minutes later I began picking up calls at 1803 on OrcaSound hydrophones - lasted about 3 minutes then ship noise.
Jeanne Hyde, San Juan Island