Sunday, March 10, 2013
Orca from J-pod, Transients, and Dolphins
Southern Resident Orca made a surprise appearance. Some other Orca, assumed to be Transient Bigg's Killer Whales as well as a few Pacific White Sided Dolphins also in the report below. The Gray Whales are getting closer and have been seen at the bottom of Vancouver Island. I personally thought I spotted a couple of large Humpback or Gray whale blows out from Powell River, but could not confirm, so not an official report.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC
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Southern Resident Orca
4:53 pm Heading off to Mitlenatch and a blow caught my eye. Initially it looked like 4 Orca, all small fins off the Green Can buoy by Wilby Shoals, then more showed up, then some more. Around 12 animals were spread from Wilby Shoals off the bottom of Quadra Island and Vancouver Island. After seeing an open saddle patch and the curved rather than pointed dorsals, as well as Resident behaviour, the Southern Residents of J-pod slowly worked their way South. There were a few breaches and bit of play – will send some photos. (Photos not received by posting time – SM) Left them still very slowly Southbound half way between Mitlenatch Island and Salmon Point at 6:25 pm.
Nick Templeman, Campbell River Whale and Bear
Orca – Transient Bigg's Killer Whales
(most likely, but unconfirmed)
Hi there spotted 4 whales in between Gibsons (sunshine coast) and Bowen Island heading North around 1030 am Wed March 6 2013
9 am 4 Orca were seen Southbound just off Quathiaski Cove, from the Quadra – Campbell River ferry. Apparently they were all small fins.
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
March 5: (rec'd 6th)
4:10 pm 3 or possibly more Pacific White Sided Dolphins were cruising close to the water taxi wake as we headed to Savary Island from Lund. They disappeared when another boat passed by, so only saw them briefly.
Geri Batchelor, Savary Island
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