Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wildlife Sightings in British Columbia

A group aboard the Island Roamer this week spotted 2 Sperm Whales in the open waters of the Queen Charlotte Islands! They were approximately 40 feet long. In the same day they also spotted 45 black-footed Albatross.It has been another amazing season for Humpback Whales, birds, bears and all the species in the Northern Galapagos (as the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia are known)

The fictional Moby Dick was a sperm whale. The real one has the largest brain of any animal - indeed it is the largest of the tooth whales and very rare to see near a coastline. They do live in all the oceans except the polar but are not often seen in the waters of British Columbia.

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