As many Vancouver businesses shut down and people stay in their homes, some of our aquatic neighbours are venturing pretty close to the city.
Several people shared photos of orcas in the Burrard Inlet this weekend showing their dorsal fins and distinctive markings incredibly close to shore.
“Apparently the natural world likes the economic slow down,” District of North Vancouver councillor Jim Hanson tweeted.
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He said this is the first time in 59 years he’s seen killer whales so far up Indian Arm.
Apparently the natural world likes the economic slow down. Saw a pod of four Orca whales in Indian Arm yesterday. First time in my 59 years I have seen whales this far up the Arm. #northvan pic.twitter.com/WYoi6RrJcT
— Jim Hanson (@jimhanson_NV) March 28, 2020
Architect and planner Mary Pynenburg tweeted a photo a friend shared with her of an orca close to the downtown Vancouver’s float plane terminal Saturday.
— Mary Pynenburg (@Womanwhovotes) March 29, 2020
It’s pretty boring to stay indoors most of the time to fight coronavirus spread, but seeing these orcas while visiting Stanley Park was the perfect treat for Instagram user @bart.zych.
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