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Canada Pod of killer whales spotted in Indian Arm near Metro Vancouver's North Shore

21:21  29 march  2020
21:21  29 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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Jim Hanson was stacking wood with his 24 year-old son early Friday evening in the northern part of Indian Arm northeast of Vancouver, B.C. when he heard what he thought was "the puff of a whale."

He disregarded it, thinking there was no chance he was really hearing the sound of whales exhaling on the surface of the water. In his 59 years visiting the area, he'd never once seen a whale in the fjord — until his son alerted him.

"We ran down to the water ... it was a mother and a father and two juveniles," said Hanson.

"After three big breaths they went down and stayed down a long time. They must have found something to eat," he said.

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Earlier today a pod of killer whales were spotted near the Lions Gate Bridge making their way towards Deep Cove where it' s They could still be close so if you're near Indian Arm or Burrard inlet keep your eyes open for them! Hundreds of nesting herons spotted in Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS).

Nicolai Ianovici was walking in the rain with a friend in Barnett Marine Park around the same time when they, too, caught a glimpse of the killer whales. This time, the whales were a distance from the Hanson's sighting, at the mouth of Indian Arm in Burnaby, B.C.

"It was amazing," said Ianovici. "I've been many times in this park but this time was something special."

The friends stayed and watched while Ianovici filmed the scene. He described seeing a group of two adults and three baby orcas jumping out of the water for about fifteen minutes.

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A group of fishermen have a 'once in a lifetime' encounter when they spot a pod of up to 12 killer whales close to their boat in the North Sea off the coast of Northumberland.

Last April, two separate groups of killer whales were spotted swimming in Vancouver's harbour, snacking on seals.

One group of five, a mother and her four offspring swam through the harbour under the Second Narrows Bridge and up into Indian Arm.

At that time, Lance Barrett-Lennard, director of the Marine Mammal Research program at Ocean Wise said seeing whales in the harbour was a fairly rare occurrence.

"I was quite pleased to see that they actually ventured up into Indian Arm, a place that they would have used quite frequently a hundred years ago,"  said Barrett-Lennard.

Hanson said he's encouraged that whales are venturing so far up into Indian Arm, because the noise from nearby industrial activity would normally have kept them out.

"They must have found something to eat within the marine ecosystem. There must be some abundant schooling fish down deep," he said.

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