Delphinidae

Pacific White-sided Dolphin in Howe Sound, by Rick Gustavson
Orca in Burrard Inlet, by Dave Price
Pacific White-sided Dolphin by Rick Gustavson & Orcas by Dave Price

In recent weeks there have been a number of sightings of Pacific White-sided Dolphins in Howe Sound and just yesterday a small pod of Transient Orcas was spotted in Burrard Inlet, just offshore from Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.

It’s suspected that the large dolphin numbers is due to the return of Herring in Howe Sound, so hopefully we’ll continue to see them in the future. An Orca sighting this close to the city is quite rare and, with all the boat noise in the inlet, isn’t expected to become a common occurrence—but we can hope.

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