from Observation Post #15
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
26: First confirmed sighting: A mother with new calf! They were observed by long-time local
guide Pete Schulze. The pair were crossing the mouth of Hot Springs
Cove, and it was clear one spout was much, much smaller than
the other. About halfway across the cove, the baby breached several
times, as if to annouce its presence!
We will all watch for the paired spouts of moms and calves hugging
the coastline for the next few weeks.
20, 2009: The great
migration has arrived off Vancouver Island! Guide and driver Don Travers observed
three gray whales while cruising off Long Beach on Friday, February
20th. Don watched while the whales surfaced several times, and
confirms the animals were consistently traveling north. This
observation comes only three days after Depoe Bay, OR reported
two northbound gray whales.
Island, British Columbia