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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Transient Orca, Dolphins and a Humpback

Transient Orca popped up by Campbell River and disappeared while Pacific White Sided Dolphins worked their way to Powell River. A Humpback Whale sighting rounds out this short report.
Sightings reports are few, but do keep looking – they are out there!
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Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Transient Orca – Bigg's Killer Whales

Transient Orca
Jack Springer, Campbell River Whale Watching

November 24:
12:26 pm 4 to 5 Transient Orca Southbound by the Tyee Spit off Campbell River. There are 4 small fins and one calf.
Jack Springer, Campbell River Whale Watching

Humpback Whale

November 25:
11:00 am While fishing off cape Rodger Curtis, Bowen island, there was what I assumed to be a Humpback Whale at rest. The whale was about 200 meters of the point and stayed there for about 15 to 20 minutes after my arrival. It then slowly moved off in what seemed to be a southerly direction.
John Clothier, West Vancouver

Pacific White Sided Dolphins

November 24:
4 pm Dolphins!! Finally! 100 to 150 PWS Dolphins are working their way Southwards to Powell River from the East spit off Harwood Island. They seemed to be foraging in one direction, headed towards Grief Point. As the Comox ferry arrived in Powell River, the dolphins made a sudden turn off the Viewpoint and did their fast foraging manoeuvres towards the ferry. They use boats quite frequently to help corral feed – the first time they used my skiff, I was surprised to have them charge towards me. One of the photos is used in the rotating images of the Whales and Dolphins BC web site.
The Dolphins foraged back and forth till around 5 pm when it was getting far too dark to see them, they had made their way somewhere between the Powell River Mill and Willingdon Beach. They were not spotted after.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

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