Humpback whale spotted in Vancouver harbour

Over the last decade, whales have made a comeback to Metro Vancouver’s waters, often swimming up the Burrard Inlet to the end of the Indian Arm near Belcarra Regional Park.

A humpback whale was spotted Friday morning flipping its fluke into the air in an undisclosed location in the waters around Metro Vancouver.

The humpback sighting, which was tweeted out by the Port of Vancouver in the afternoon, shows the whale tail superimposed against a shoreline of condominiums and green forest.

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“This morning, a humpback whale was spotted by our harbour patrol crew!” wrote the port authority in a Tweet.

The sighting comes roughly a week after a Burnaby couple spotted another humpback heading up Burrard Inlet in the direction of Port Moody, according to a report by the CBC.

Over the last decade, whales have made a comeback to Metro Vancouver’s waters. Transient orcas are the most common sight, with a large group of them were spotted last June hunting in the waters off Belcarra Regional Park. 

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