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JAN 8 2016 – What a beautiful morning! It is absolutely flat calm and gorgeous out on the water. It’s become apparent that the whales don’t seem to want to leave our area! Despite it being well into winter, we are still getting some amazing sightings of both killer whales and humpback whales. One particularly lucky group had an unforgettable experience of 2 humpbacks checking their fishing boat out near Nanaimo. The link below shows spectacular footage of the event.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2430335/two-humpback-whales-breach-and-swim-around-fishing-boat-near-nanaimo/

Why are the whales sticking around? Interestingly, the humpbacks whales are having a late arrival in Hawaii, the end point of their annual migration route between Alaska and Hawaii. Perhaps they’ve decided to stick around a little longer here before moving on, maybe the food supply is bountiful? No one is really sure, but we sure do appreciate having these giants around us!

 

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