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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Orca Sightings, Fog and Links in the News

Fog limited any viewing of the ocean let alone any whales or dolphins most of this past week. There are a couple of Orca sightings reports and a few more photos received late of the Northern Resident Pod known as the A8's and A42's December calf off Harwood Island. A few links in the news at the bottom of the report for you.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

NRKW A42 and her Calf
Harwood Island
January 12, 2013
Norbert Detlow

Killer Whales – Orca
Unknown if Transient (Bigg's) or Resident Whales

January 20:
3:29 pm Received a text message: “Whales – Lund – Heading your way” (With the pea soup thick fog here in Powell River, one could barely see across the street let alone the ocean! No idea if these unidentified Orca made it this far South of Lund or just carried past. - SM) The message continued:
Looked like 5 Orca. 2 big ones, a baby and two others.
Gordie Coles, Lund / Savary Island

January 18:
1:05 pm 4 to 5 Orca Northbound off Rotary Beach, Campbell River, the Vancouver Island side of Cape Mudge. I went to look from the spit and no luck.
Nick Templeman, Campbell River Whale & Bear Excursions

Northern Resident Killer Whale A42
Close to Harwood Island
January 12, 2013
Norbert Detlow

Links in the News

This updated video clip of a BBC interview with the diver who filmed the Bottlenose Dolphin entangled in fishing line asking for help.

A CBC 22 min. long video clip of attempts to save a young Pilot Whale January 20th by Marine Animal Rescue of Nova Scotia:

Leyla Alyanak of Women on the Road interviews Whales and Dolphins BC's Susan MacKay:

Powell River Peak / Whales and Dolphins BC Interview / Articles:

Off Harwood Island
January 12, 2013
Norbert Detlow

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