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Kayakers spot pod of orcas in Deep Cove (VIDEO)

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DH Vancouver Staff May 23, 2019 4:04 pm 250

A pod of orcas paid a visit to a popular kayaking area near North Vancouver today, and it was all captured on video.

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The scene was witnessed by a group of people on a kayaking tour of Indian Arm, and luckily one of those people in the group happened to think quick and pull out a camera.

The video was then shared by Deep Cove Kayaking Tours.

“As I sit here at my desk inside… my co-workers are out videoing the Orcas (from a safe distance),” the video’s description read. “Lucky people who are out on the group tour today or who were able to skip work and go play… with the Orcas!”

Lucky people, indeed. Check out the video below.

The sighting follows another similar one last month, in which a number of people in and around the waters of Burrard Inlet near the inner harbour and under the Lions Gate Bridge.

With this most recent sighting, the public is once again encouraged to report their sighting of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles to the BC Cetacean Sighting Network.

Anyone on the water is also reminded to keep a safe distance from the animals — if on a boat, slow down to seven knots (15 km/h) within 400 metres of the whales and travel in a parallel direction.

Several species of whales are occasionally spotted in Burrard Inlet and even False Creek, most likely coming in to feed.

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