We’ve had our update from OrcaLab, and they had a pretty surprising visitor to Johnstone Strait during February! For the first time in 30 years the team were visited by a Sperm Whale. The researchers at OrcaLab have named him Yukusam, and they took a trip out on their boats to take a closer look. The last recorded sighting of a Sperm Whale in the Strait was in 1984 so the team are really happy to be able to observe Yukusam and will be sending us updates on him too.
In early January, Orcalab report having finally heard A5 pod’s calls on their underwater recordings. And, on 10th January again, their calls were heard from Johnstone Straight and Orcalab’s researchers contacted the Canadian Fisheries department. They were finally able to locate Holly and her family, along with other A5 pod orcas, at the Ecological Reserve at Robson Bight.
This week, Erebos Harbor has had lots of visitors exploring who are sharing their thoughts and images!
On Tuesday Blogger, creator and social media enthusiast Strawberry Singh TP’d in on her #ExploringSecondLife live stream to share her thoughts and reactions as she took in the Harbor for the first time as part of this weeks #SecondLifeChallenge.
Many of you that have stopped by to visit Erebos Harbor will have noticed our little Orca pod who live in the waters off the North West coast line! Just as our environments at Ash Falls and Erebos Harbor are inspired by the rugged topography, rocky ashen beaches and lush greenery of the stunning Pacific Northwest; our killer whales are inspired by the Northern Resident Orca community that live off of the coast of British Columbia.