A humpback whale made a rare appearance at the mouth of Vancouver’s inner harbour on Friday.
The Port of Vancouver posted a photo of the whale’s tail splashing into the water just east of the Lions Gate Bridge, with West Vancouver visible in the background Friday afternoon.
📸 This morning, a humpback whale was spotted by our harbour patrol crew! If you see a whale in local waters, remember to report it by using the @OceanWise WhaleReport app: https://t.co/HHnxPRd1fG pic.twitter.com/fLLE0HWhQZ
— Port of Vancouver (@PortVancouver) May 22, 2020
“This morning, a humpback whale was spotted by our harbour patrol crew,” wrote the port.
The port advised anyone who spots a whale to report it using the WhaleReport app.
It’s the second time this month a humpback has been reported in Vancouver’s harbour.
A Reddit user posted video of a sighting last week, near New Brighton Park.
Biologists have suggested that marine life, and whales in particular, may be getting a reprieve during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to a major decrease in noise from marine traffic.
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