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.
Sightings of Whales moving in from
their winter feeding grounds and a few Transient Orca around. Pacific
White Sided Dolphins seem to have been wintering in the Howe Sound
area in numbers.....wondered where they were. More Grey Whales
showing up in the Puget Sound area.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC
Orca – Killer Whales
Call from regular contributor Garry
Henkel of 7 to 10 Orca by Campbell River. There were 2 big
males. He had heard they were Northbound by Cape Mudge around
10am and at 12:40 pm they were around the Browns Bay
area looking like they were chasing seals. His call came in as he was
watching the Orca breaching and spy hopping as we spoke
between 6:50 and 7 pm . They did not have a direction in mind,
but seemed to be milling about.
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys
There were 4 or 5 orcas in front of
Campbell River yesterday (March 24) between 5 and 6 pm,
quite playful and slowly heading south. They seemed to be
deliberately staying close to a couple of pleasure boats that were
drifting near them.
Around 1:40 pm today, 5 orcas swam
westward through Active Pass. They did some rapid
porpoising as the ferry went by them. Transients? Karoline
Cullen, Galiano Island, BC submitted by Orca Network
About 4 pm today those of us on
the the BC ferry 'spirit of Vancouver island' were thrilled to
briefly see about a half dozen orcas in the channel between
Galiano and Mayne islands. David Freed submitted by
Hi, on March 11 we were at Neck Point
Park in Nanaimo, at around 11 am, at a spot facing North looking up
the Strait and saw 5 Orcas about 100 yards off shore. One had a very
large dorsal fin and there appeared to be a baby with them. We didn't
know where to report the siting. Someone told us there is a web site
but didn't know what it was. Anyway I'm glad I signed up with you.
This siting was just before the Herring
spawn reached here from the north. We were very excited to see this
White Sided Dolphins
There were hundreds of Pacific White
Sided Dolphins in the Howe Sound area between Horseshoe Bay