Photo Credit: Gary Sutton, via source.
By: Sarah Sharkey
Killer whales recently swam into Burrard Inlet. The small pod caused a large commotion as
onlookers jostled for a better viewing position. The whales were originally spotted by the Ocean
Wise cetacean research team.
The whales seemed to come into the harbor for a quick look before heading back out into open
waters. It is not common for the whales to show up inside the harbor, but it has happened
before. It is just a matter of time before it happens again. Killer whales are naturally curious
animals, so they love to explore new areas.
It is likely that this small pod was a group of transient killer whales. These whales travel through
the range of killer whales and enjoy hunting new types of prey. Because these whales roam
freely, it is a lucky occurrence to spot any. However, it is especially lucky to spot them without
even leaving the harbor.
After the sighting, the Vancouver Aquarium issued a warning to boaters in the area. It is
important for boaters in the area to be aware of the animals in the water. It is important to
practice good boating habits even if a warning has not been issued because you never know
when you will run into a whale!
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