The rubbing area - near the largest island in the middle of the narrows - 12 ft water
Latitude: 52.354263° N
Longitude: 131.353097° W
Moving through Burnaby Narrows at a lower tide.
Latitude: 52.355753° N
Longitude: 131.353065° W
rubbing - wiggled side to side, slight wave in dorsal fin. Largest of the three.
Latitude: 52.358530° N
Longitude: 131.354185° W
video was compressed by google, but does show them moving through the narrows. Heading back south as water too shallow to exit ? Or because they were disturbed by our boat?
3 Orcas swimming through burnaby narrows, Queen Charlotte Islands, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.
Another ID shot.Latitude: 52.352680° NLongitude: 131.351065° W
The whale which did the rubbing. Slight wave in dorsal fin.Latitude: 52.351342° NLongitude: 131.349922° W
This whale stayed with the whale with the notch the entire sequence.
Latitude: 52.351288° N
Longitude: 131.349740° W
Note distinctive notch on base of dorsal on the whale to the right.
Latitude: 52.351387° N
Longitude: 131.350008° W
The largest whale which rubbed.Latitude: 52.353528° NLongitude: 131.351908° W
Largest whale, dorsal fin appears wavy with a slight bend to the right at tip.
The substrate at Burnaby Narrows, near where the Orca was rubbing.
Latitude: 52.358595° N
Longitude: 131.354165° W
The two smaller orcas stopped here for a few minutes, while the largest whale was rubbing. Not sure if the largest whale could have swam over this? Maybe 5-6 ft of water over it at the time. The smaller whales did not go past these rocks and chose to swim back south, past our vessel.
Latitude: 52.359422° N
Longitude: 131.353560° W