Friday, May 22, 2009

Watching for grey whales in B.C.

"METRO VANCOUVER -- It’s hard to imagine a 30-tonne mammal existing under anyone’s radar, but that is largely the case with a dozen or so grey whales that now call the waters off Vancouver home each spring. “They’re hard to see,” confirmed John Ford, a whale scientist with the federal fisheries department. “They have no dorsal fin and don’t raise their body much out of the water. They’re hard to detect.” Ford said in an interview from his Nanaimo office that grey whales frequent the waters of the southern Strait of Georgia between March and May towards the end of their northerly migration and are evidence of a healthy population estimated to number 24,000 in the north Pacific."
Read the rest of the story, Grey whales make stealthy home in waters off Vancouver, in The Vancouver Sun.

Vancouver Whale Watch
of Steveston, B.C.
Photo by Sue Frause

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