Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dead Whale at Semiahmoo/Boundary Bay

During our return leg of a trip to Vancouver via Amtrak we got a distant glimpse of a dead gray whale on the tide flat near White Rock, British Columbia. Not much to see at a distance, but it was fascinating to see the number of people gathered on the tide flats near and around the whale. The whale appeared injured and was entangled in fishing gear and was emaciated. The whale had been in the news in Vancouver so we were on the alert as we approached the U.S. border.  

People gathered on beach at White Rock BC on the Boundary Bay shore
Whale is on the far left

People gathered around dead whale at White Rock, BC
Semiahmoo, Blaine, Washington is across the bay

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