Here is my belated report on some orcas we spotted on January 1, 2013:
Time: around 4:10 p.m. Where: Between Denman and Hornby (Lambert Channel) on ferry (MV Kahloke) Number: 6 - 8 Direction: going from South to North Comments: we had a spyhop!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Orca Sightings, News Links, Photos
Northern Resident Orca with calf still around Powell River to Stuart Island, while Transient (Bigg's) Killer whales are spotted by Nanaimo. Bit of fog is making scanning waters a bit difficult, but for those walking beaches in the fog, stop to listen, you might be surprised by hearing a blow.
A few links in the news at the bottom of today's report.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC
Northern Resident Killer Whales
Underwater Orca glides by boat
January 12, 2013
4 pm 5 Orca two large with a small calf in between and two other were right close in to shore. A neighbour alerted me after he heard their blows. They were slowly heading North-West from Savary's SW shore. (This is unconfirmed A8's - SM)
Lesley Roberts, Savary Island
A8's were reported by Stuart Island at some point during the day.
Leah, Hanson Island
Transient (Bigg's) Killer Whales
Transients off Chrome Island Lightstation
January 1, 2013
4 pm Transient Orcas spotted 15 minutes from our office. Just off Saltspring Island. Sounds like possibly the same group from yesterday...
10:30 am I was kayaking and spotted 4 orca's at Neck Point in Nanaimo. There were two larger ones and two small one's. I thought maybe two mom's with their young ones. A boater told me half an hour before I arrived on the scene they were tossing around a seal. The two big ones were leaping right out of the water several times in the 30 min that I was watching them.
Transient (Bigg's) Tail Lob
January 1, 2013
Links in the News:
Carl Petersen was found guilty of harassing whales see article:
Powell River Peak newspaper article January 9, 2013 about new Orca calf:
Video clip of close Orca underwater:
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