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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whale Sightings Reports

A few Whale sighting reports below, but it's been very quiet in the northern part of Georgia Strait. Reports have it that at least some of the Transient Killer Whales we had close to Powell River have gone out West past the Port McNeill / Sointula area, while some were still being spotted down by Whidbey Island off the Olympic Penninsula in the US. Keep your eyes open, they may still just pop up to surprise us.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Transient Orca – Killer Whales

Transient near Myrtle Rocks, Powell River
Susan MacKay, SG Images April 10, 2012

April 12:

6:30 pm around 6 Orca including one big male were seen heading towards Heriot Bay by the Cortez to Quadra Island ferry.
6 pm there were 4 to 6 Orca, all small dorsals seen close to South Rendezvous Island heading towards Raza Island by a broken down prawn boat.
Jack Springer, Campbell River Whale Watching

April 12:

Between 12noon and 2pm on April 12th, we saw about 20 Killer Whales playing. they came by our boat within 15 feet. They were Spyhoping splashing about for the first hour. Later when we went to the North side of the Island they started to Breach. We saw 6 breaches in about 30 seconds. they continued to swim about and around our boat... At one time we had Orcas on all sides of the boat. At one time we saw 8 fins out of the water at the same time. We do not know how many whales were there we only guessed by seeing whales out each side that we could count 20.
Gord Chouinard, Lund Seaside Inn ....on Sevilla Island

Transient Killer Whale Malaspina Strait
Susan MacKay, SG Images April 10, 2012

Transients and Grey Whale
Reports submitted by Orca Network, Whidbey Island, US

April 16
3:40 pm - Sandra Pollard just called from the Clinton/Mukilteo ferry. She's seeing 4 or 5 orcas, including two adult males, heading east a bit north of the ferry lane. At the same time the captain of the ferry just reported a gray whale off the bow.

April 15
7:00pm - We are watching the orca still north of the Clinton ferry making their way south. See blows, dorsal of male and couple of breaches. General movement southbound. Also 6-10 harbor porpoise off Mukilteo mid channel.
Alisa Lemire Brooks

April 15
6:55 pm - Just observed a pod of orcas swimming south from Camano Head past the west side of Hat Island down to the Mukilteo/Columbia Beach ferry crossing. They are still frolicking just north of the ferry crossing. There was one, maybe two full size adults and at least 3, maybe 4 very small juveniles! SO SPECTACULAR!!!!!
Melanie J. Sceva Hill

April 15
6:30pm - gray whale right in front of our place at whidbey shores! We are just south of the spit on the cliff. Headed south! Slowly!
Sara Young

April 15
5:46 pm - Two greys between Cama beach & the State park. Closer to Whidbey. Moving s...l...o...w...l...y
Danelle Murphy

April 15
4:54 pm - Orca just past baby island, headed south, two for sure:) from where I stand on Camano Island between Cama beach and the park.
Danelle Murphy

April 15
4:39 pm - One gray south bound 2.5 miles north of North Bluff Rd.
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