Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Humpback Whales and Orca
Humpback Whales and Orca, but where are the Dolphins? Few sightings, but the photos contributed by Steven Grover of the Pacific White Sided Dolphins he took when he joined me on my skiff in front of Powell River have certainly taken the tour of the world. I have received the photos back through email from Europe as well as the US and Canada. It's interesting to follow their travels. Below is a photo I took of Steve taking one of the photos in front of Powell River..
Steven Grover taking a photo of a
Pacific White Sided Dolphin Bow riding my skiff
November 3, 2011
photo by Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC
December 6, 2011:
Hi Susan, A rare treat this morning at 8:10am ! A humpback whale was spotted heading south down the Malaspina Strait past Myrtle Rocks. It was lazily taking long dives and frustratingly out of range of our camera. But what a great sight to wake up to.
Holly Roy, Powell River
In the morning sometime, 4 Humpback Whales on the Ferry route between Saltrey Bay and Earl's Cove. (Sounds like these Humpbacks are still the same ones from the past week – SM)
Report through Steve Grover from Ardyth B.
4:35 pm 2 or 3 Orca blows and dorsals spotted between Rebecca Rocks and Harwood Island off Powell River. They did long dives and I only saw them about three times.
The report back on the identification of Orca seen, reported December 2nd. and photographed by Gordie Coles is as follows:
Thanks Susan, looks like the T019's. Not sure who else though.
regards, Jared Towers, DFO
Orca by Lund, BC
December 2, 2011
photo: Gordie Coles, Lund / Savary Island
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