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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Orca Photos and Links in the News

It's been very quiet for sightings in this central stretch of Georgia Strait. There are whales in the South, just across the US border, and there were reports that some Northern Resident Killer Whales were just at the top of Johnstone Strait. The I31's may have coaxed the A8's with the new calf to leave our area and join them heading West, but there hasn't been confirmation of this. With calm waters and not as much fog, they should be easier to spot, so keep your eyes open.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

Here are some Orca photos received the past few days, as well as Links in the News.

NRKWs – A8's off Savary Island
January 20, 2013
Gordie Coles, Lund / Savary Island

NRKW A66 – A8's off Savary Island
January 20, 2013
Gordie Coles, Lund / Savary Island

Transient Bigg's Killer Whales
Northbound off Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville
December 18, 2013
Derek Crook

Links in the News

Sperm Whales adopt a Bottlenose Dolphin with a spinal deformity:

Another white Humpback Whale was spotted off Norway. It's interesting to see that the all white whale has black and white markings on the tail flukes. They've called this one Willow.

The original white Humpback Whale who has been seen numerous times around Australia is known as Migaloo. The clip is worth repeating.

Migaloo is also thought to have sired an all white calf:

Sticking with all white whales: Although there have been no recent sightings, there was also one all white Orca photographed off the Aleutian Islands.

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