Whale, Dolphin or Porpoise Sightings from our Coastal waterways in British Columbia. We monitor and publish numbers, species, sightings and behaviour of Cetaceans to raise public awareness, respect and enthusiasm for the protection of our coastal wildlife and marine ecosystems.
After the huge windstorms we've had
where it was impossible to spot a whale, the weather is greatly
improved. Some of the worst wind gusts logged at Merry Island
Lightstation, between Sechelt and close to Pender Harbour, reached
hurricane force at 110 knots (204 km/hr or 127 mph!). There's a
calming in the air. All I can say, is that it's about time!
I was worried about my Hummingbirds; I
didn't see a male for a couple of days only the two females. Finally
they showed up, but the smaller male has a permanent punk rock
hairdo. Guess the winds damaged his head feathers. Just happy they're
As for Whales? There's a few reports
below. Gray Whales are making their way back up the coast, though
most will pass on the outside of Vancouver Island, we sometimes see
them on the East side. Keep your eyes open and please let me know.
Hi Susan, Had a report from a friend
that the saw 2 Orcas ( one large fin and one small fin)
northbound past Cape Mudge at 3 pm March 18,2012. They had no
camera with them. Makes sense they were northbound because current
was ebbing then. They did say the large fin had a distinctive bend in
Sounds like they had a large number
around Telegraph area yesterday n this morning as well. Cheers
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys
CWR - 14:05 - 16:37, from south to
north of East Point, Saturna Island. I left the T109As,
T124As, and T12A in Tumbo Channel at 1635 today. the whales
were milling but seemed to be heading back west when I left them.
Dave Ellifrit submitted by Orca Network, Washington
I spotted 4 orcas traveling
North up the Johnstone Strait at about 12:15pm today, viewed
from my apartment in Campbell River, BC, which is located
directly across from the Cape Mudge Lighthouse on Quadra Island. I
followed them in my car, stopping to take photos along the way, the
last I saw them, was at Brown's Bay, at 2:45pm, still heading
Tara Bladon, Campbell River, BC
Dave Ellifrit identified:The bull is
T11A and T11 is in there too.
Report submitted via Orca Network,
photo: Michael Stewart
March 16, 2012
We saw this mother and baby today off
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico today. The Humpbacks are leaving the area now.