Orcas spotted in Burrard Inlet during the pandemic shutdown (VIDEO)

Mar 29 2020, 2:04 pm

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.

He said this is the first time in 59 years he’s seen killer whales so far up Indian Arm.

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.

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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