Friday, November 26, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Management


400 m - away from killer whales south of Ucluelet and Campbell River 
(400 yards in front or behind SRKW, 300 yards beside SRKW - USA law).

200 m - away from killer whales in all other parts of BC.
200 m - away from cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) resting or with calf.
100 m - away from all other cetaceans (100 yards from other marine mammals - USA law).

1.) Swiftsure Bank - July 16 until October 31.
2.) Strait of  Juan de Fuca - August 1 until October 31.
3.) Southern Gulf Islands - July 4 until October 31 
(based on first confirmed presence of Southern Resident killer whales).

1.) Swiftsure Bank - June 1 until November 30.
Southern Gulf Islands - June 1 until November 30:
2.) West Side - North Pender Island.
3.) East Point - Saturna Island.

Stop fishing - do not haul gear within 1000 m of killer whales.
Less than 7 knots - within 1000 m of the nearest marine mammal (1/2 mile SRKW - USA law).
Turn off echo sounders - and fish finders when not in use.
Idle and allow animals to pass - if your vessel is not in compliance with distance regulations.

Onyx L87

Friday, September 17, 2021



Alki & Sonic


Alki (J36 1999) with her firstborn a son Sonic (J52 Apr 2015 - Sep 2017). Sonic was born shortly after Alki's sister Scarlet (J50 Dec 2014 - Sep 2018).  Scarlet was Slick's (J16 1972) fifth offspring.
photo - Rachael Griffin (2015:04:19 15:49)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wood Ducks

Male and female Aix sponsa with a female Anas platyrhynchos, Galiano Island BC.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Mallard Ducklings

Mother mallard with her goslings
Male mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Lake Cowichan, BC


Thursday, May 20, 2021

World Bee Day

Actions to help bees:

1.) Stop using pesticides.

2.) Let gardens grow naturally and allow dandelions to develop.

3.) Grow pollinating plants:

(Heather; bee balm; rhododendron; white clover; cotton easter; purple toadflax; fireweed; primrose; milkweed; sunflower; forget me nots; daisy; lily of the valley; witch hazel; lavender; thyme; rosemary; mint; oregano; mustard; sage; geranium; aster; maples; berries; cherry; lilac; hemlock; willow; hawthorn; and staghorn plants).

4.) Create a bee bath (bowl, pebbles and stones so they can rest to drink, fill with clean water). 

5.) Keep a mason bee home in the garden.


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Luna / L98 Artificial Intelligence

Call Identifier

L98 Calls:

1.) Play - recording

2.) Click -

3.) 1.0 = 100%