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2012 Season Underway…

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Our 2012 is season is well underway. We have had a huge diversity of sightings so far this year lots of Transient Killer Whales, Grey Whales and Humpback Whales! We have seen Grey Whales hanging out regularly in Boundary Bay, feeding in shallow water very close to shore. We have seen Humpback Whales lunge feeding on small schooling fish in the Strait of Georgia. Transient Killer Whales have been seen all over the Salish Sea, hunting for seals, sea lions and porpoises. We saw large groups of Transients from different matrilines socialising with one another in the Gulf Islands. There were fewer sightings of our Resident Killer Whale Pods than in previous Springs, many local fisherman have also told us that they are not catching as many Chinook salmon as they have in past Springs. All three resident pods have been sighted in the area in the past week so it sounds as if there may be more fish in the area now than earlier in the season. The number of salmon in the area will increase throughout the summer with the largest numbers of fish returning to the Fraser River in August-September. We expect our sightings to increase steadily as the number of salmon increase!

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