WATCH: Humpbackvalar makes a comeback outside of Vancouver Island and this weekend, researchers closely watch their behavior and numbers north…
WATCH: Humpbackvalar makes a comeback outside of Vancouver Island and this weekend, researchers closely watch their behavior and numbers north of Nanaimo. The species came close to extinction from whaling, but in the last decade there has been a surge in observations.
Packed with everything they needed for three days of research, a boatwatch of Nanaimo Friday’s whale watching enthusiasts began to learn all they can about the humpback comeback off the east coast of Vancouver Island.
“It’s a new area for all of us,” said Keta Coastal Conservation member Natalie Reichenbach.
“And we are very excited to get there and see some new animals.”
“The amount of life returning to this area is spectacular,” said a member of Keta Coastal Conservation, Ashley Keegan.
“So it’s nice to be able to do this work and yes it’s really a privilege,” says Mike Campbell from Vancouver Island Whale Watching, who donated their boats for cause.
Ketas Coastal Conservation Foundation is an ideal purpose of protecting coastal areas and by Sunday, the Salish Sea explores from Nanaimo north to beyond Campbell River to add its observations in a growing catalog of humpback w halves that have seen here. The species makes tremendous recurring in water almost almost hunted to extinction some 50 years ago.
“This is a relatively new thing,” says Vancouver Island Whale Watches Jilanne Campbell.
“So we think they are likely to recolonize the area since the moratorium on whaling.”
Sustainability views of puppies, sailors and fishermen have risen over the last five years off the east coast of Vancouver Island.
There were as few as 1
0 cataloged humpbacks then there are over 100 regularly here.
“In July and August we have had more meetings than ever before,” said Reichenbach. “19659003” So it’s quite exciting to see them “is a common event now in Salish Sea.”
Over three days, this group will track the movements and behavior of the bumps they encounter with their cameras and built-in technologies hope they can find new animals never recorded before.  “And how they interact with each other,” says Reichenbach.
“What attracts them here and what can we do to make sure they will be here in the long run.”