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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Transient Bigg's Killer Whales, Pacific White Sided Dolphins and News Links

Transient Bigg's Orca and Pacific White Sided Dolphins make brief appearances. Shows they are around. There were also rumours of a possible Humpback Whale just north of Victoria, so keep a lookout. A few links below including one of a rare species of Dolphin known as and Hourglass Dolphin. There is so much left to learn about the animals that habit our earth and her oceans.
Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins BC

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Transient Bigg's Killer Whales

Transient Bigg's Killer Whale
T063 in front of the Powell River Mill
Susan MacKay, SG Images

March 26:
A pod of 4 Orcas were headed north towards Dodd's Narrow, Nanaimo area,(Believed to be T063 and friends who were rumoured to be hanging around between Nanaimo to Rathtrevor Beach (see Mar. 24 post) area close to Comox - SM)
at 4:30 today . Three smaller whales being lead by a huge bull with a very large dorsal. Two of us, kayakers, waited them for approximately 20 minutes.
Randy Millar

Pacific White Sided Dolphins

Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

March 25:
On the first official tour of the season, we found 100 PWS Dolphins at the mouth of Bute Inlet by Stuart Island. Some were very large looking. Found them around 1:30 pm and left the area around 2:45 pm. (Current sightings photos not sent in, but posted directly to Facebook pages - SM)
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys

Links in the News

The rare Hourglass Dolphin is found in the Antarctic Ocean. It is an amazing looking Dolphin.

Video clip of a Bottlenose Dolphin, assumed to be the Mom, carrying her dead calf while other dolphins follow behind. Although we aren't supposed to put human feelings on animals, these animals grieve.

Whale of a smile:

Antarctic's first ever whale skeleton found – a Minke Whale.