Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pacific White Sided Dolphin

Date : Thursday September 15th 2005
Location : Queen Charlotte Strait, BC Canada
Position : 51-15N 127-52W
Species : Pacific White Sided Dolphin
Total number seen : Approx. 200


The Inside Passage.
It was pretty early this morning. Departure time for the ferry ride to Prince Rupert was at 07.30. The weather was beautiful. The sun was shining and there was almost no wind.
At approximately nine o’clock it looks like a big surf was coming at us. I’ve never seen anything like that before. When we came closer the surf turned out to be a large group of Pacific Whitesided dolphins. The group consists of more then 200 individuals. They were feeding and because of the speed of the ferry we passed them very quickly. Our photo and video camera where inside. By the time I picked them up, we had passed the group.
Pacific White Sided dolphins
A half hour later we passed another, smaller group of dolphins. They where scattered all over the place.

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