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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Orca, Porpoise and Grey Whales

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.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Transient Orca - Killer Whales

Young Transient Calf – note the orange tinge
Albion (Black) Point area Malaspina Strait
April 12, 2012
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

April 12:

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 12, 2012
Albion (Black) Point area Malaspina Strait
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

Harbour Porpoises

5 pm Some small Harbour Porpoises were doing their usual, being boat shy, by the Ragged (Copeland) Islands, just off Lund.
Gordie Coles, Lund

Grey (or Gray) Whales

Reports below submitted by Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network, Whidbey Island, US

April 11
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.
Sandy Blondin

April 11
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

April 11
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.
Susan Stedman

April 10
Grays off Everett from 1:05 pm. Many gray whales off of Everett now! Beautiful!
Shelby Snyder Keyser

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