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Monday, December 31, 2012

Orca, Dolphins and Porpoise - Last Report for 2012!

The Holidays limited time to provide updates, so this is a catch-up of the Orca, Dolphins and Porpoise reports received. Some photos, received recently, of Humpback Whales off the Saltery Bay ferry terminal a while back and also, just heard that there were still two Gray Whales at the top of Johnstone Strait...shouldn't they be gone to warmer waters? Hard to imagine that we're looking at the last update for 2012!
May you all have a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2013!
A big thanks to all those eyes out there who report what is seen. These reports are all about sharing and monitoring the Cetacean movements, and we couldn't do it without you. Please keep looking and the reports coming. They are all logged and posted.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Humpback Whales Double Breach
Saltery Bay
John McDowell

Transient (Bigg's) Orca – Killer Whales

December 30:
Report that a female, tiny calf and a male Orca headed North through Seymour Narrows. No time given.

December 25:
9:23 am 4 Orca Southbound off Atrevida Reef – just North of Powell River.
3 pm A Mom, Dad and young'un went by the foot of Penticton Street, Powell River headed South.
Grant Rainsley, Powell River

December 25: (rec'd Dec. 26th)
Around 2 or 3 pm: 5 Orca including 4 females 1 tiny calf and 1 male milling about off the Powell River viewpoint.
Clyde Burton, Powell River

December 24: (rec'd Dec. 26th)
Afternoon: Some Orca by Gibson's Beach, Powell River.
Clyde Burton, Powell River

December 22:
8 am 2 Orca Southbound a few blocks North of the Westview, Powell River ferry terminal.
Joseph McLean, Powell River

RE: December 21st report:
Hi Susan. My guess for the 3 orcas, with the male and little one are the T123s. They had been hanging around Blackfish Sound, Johnstone Strait & Blackney Pass for awhile. Happy holidays!!
Leah, Hanson Island
(The only reason I do not think all the sightings are the T123's is because of the above reports, but it is possible. Without photos, it's hard to be sure. Dec. 25th photos taken off Grief Point were anticipated, but have not seen them yet. Holidays have kept everyone busy! - SM)

Humpback Whale Breach
Saltery Bay
John McDowell

Pacific White Sided Dolphins

December 29:
Had 6 PWS Dolphins Southbound in Seymour Narrows. I never got any pics of the dolphins – elusive in the current.
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

Dall's Porpoise

December 29:
Saw various groups of 2 to 4 Dall's Porpoise in Nodales Channel.
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

Humpback Whales
Saltery Bay
John McDowell

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