Friday, May 21, 2004

Following up on a comment below about a whale seen off Keats Island, today I got a report of a pod of orcas off Tunstall Bay. I am assuming this was out in the Strait of Georgia, and probably not visible from land.

Sometimes at Tunstall Bay, and at Galbraith Bay, one can see spray out in the water maybe 500 meters off shore. This is often confused for whales blowing, but actually it is from seals chasing fish and splashing around at the surface.

The report of orcas is just about right for this time of year though, as the resident Georgia Strait pods move up to Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago for their summer jobs of entertaining tourists in Telegraph Cove and Robson Bight.