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.
Transient (Meat Eating) Orca snuck past
Powell River overnight or early today and were spotted late this
afternoon. Photos below of a calf and Transient T020. Also
some more Harbour Porpoises in the reports. No whales reported at the
top end of Johnstone Strait over the past while nor any Southern
Resident (Fish Eating) Orca in the Puget Sound area, but they do have
some Grey Whales.
5 pm Call came in around 20 Orca by
Mitlenatch Island, just off Savary Island. They were milling
about, splashing, doing spyhops and generally cavorting about. No
specific direction, but there are lots of sea lions on Mitlenatch for
them to chase. Report was passed on from the new owner of Sevilla
Island Resort in Lund.
Gordie Coles, Lund
Transient T020 April
Albion (Black) Point
area Malaspina Strait
5 pm Some small Harbour Porpoises
were doing their usual, being boat shy, by the Ragged (Copeland)
Islands, just off Lund.
Gordie Coles, Lund
(or Gray) Whales
Reports below submitted by Susan
Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network, Whidbey Island, US
Gray whale still near bluff on
west beach and fort nugent road (west side of Whidbey Island,
just south of Naval Air Station Whidbey)----just watched for a
while--still unsure what it is--dark with a fine--seems to be eating
for last two days--heading south at time 6pm and will turn north in a
bite---anyone else reported it.
Gray whale sighted slowly
swimming northwest toward Langley off of Sandy Point, Whidbey
Island about 12:30 - 1:00 PM today!
Melanie J. Sceva Hill
5 of them (gray whales) there
again this morning. And late last nite. Right off Priest Point (north
of Everett)--maybe 100-200 yards off our dock. We heard them last
nite around 11pm & saw all five of them at 8 am this morning.
Grays off Everett from 1:05 pm.
Many gray whales off of Everett now! Beautiful!