1st Grey Whale in 100 Years Spotted in Vancouver’s Howe Sound

1st Grey Whale in 100 Years Spotted in Vancouver’s Howe Sound

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gray_whale-noaa.jpgA gray whale spotted feeding in Howe Sound north of Vancouver in recent days is a sign that efforts to restore the area’s natural ecosystem are working.

The recent sighting is thought to be the first time in more than a 100 years a gray whale has been spotted in the area.

Once common on the coast of B.C., Gray whales were “hunted mercilessly by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and killed off in a 20-year stretch… But now, they’re starting to come back,” said Chief Bill Williams, chief of the Squamish First Nation.

(READ the story at CBC.ca)

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