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Orca pod spotted again in Gastineau Channel

Posted: March 29, 2011 - 11:23am  |  Updated: April 4, 2011 - 4:51am
Orcas were spotted in Gastineau Channel on Sunday swimming past Douglas Harbor.  Photo by Alan Corbett
Photo by Alan Corbett
Orcas were spotted in Gastineau Channel on Sunday swimming past Douglas Harbor.

Orcas again caused waves on Sunday as they visited Gastineau Channel, likely in search of food.

John Moran, a research fisheries biologist at Auke Bay Laboratories, said the orcas seen close to town were likely a transient pod hunting for harbor seals.

Local photographers captured images of the animals moving past Douglas Harbor. The exact size of the pod is unknown, but it did consist of both adult and young whales.

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