February 2007 Whale Sightings
February 25, 2007
We received a 3rd-hand report from the Whale Museum through the Center for Whale Research, of a sighting of J pod
in San Juan Channel heading south toward Pt. Caution at 9:30 am
. No further sightings were reported - another disappearing act!
February 24, 2007
whales, 11:00 am
, between Chito Point and Sekiu River, heading east. One whale was hugging the outside of the kelp bed at low tide in not much water. The other whale was farther out and circling in the feeding spot identified last year. They're Back.........
Pat Ness, Chito Beach Resort, Strait of Juan de Fuca
February 16, 2007
At about 2:30
I was on the Tsawwassen ferry heading over to Duke Point when a pod of about 40 Pacific white-sided dolphins
came along side the ferry.
Veronica von Allworden, Langley, WA
February 15, 2007
whale, outside kelp bed, slowly heading west, 5 pm
, seven miles west of Sekiu (Strait of Juan de Fuca).
Pat Ness, Chito Beach Resort
Ron Bates of the Marine Mammal Research Group called to relay a report of 12 - 18 orcas
heading south off Enterprise Reef in Swanson Channel, this side of Active Pass at 4 pm
. It's very likely this is J pod making their way back south - maybe they'll show up for us again Friday - let us know if you see them!
February 14, 2007
Coast: sighting report below from CGC STEADFSAST off the Central Oregon coast. SIGHTED 01 ORCA TRANSITING IN NORTHERLY DIRECTION, POS: 44-00N 124-14W. UNABLE TO DETERMINE IF MBR OF POD.
Brian Corrigan, USCG
February 8, 2007
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