Early Sunday evening there was a family of transient mammal-eating orcas just off the northeast tip of Denman Island. The gulls tried to pick up any leftovers. (Photo Credit: Lifeforce Ocean Friends)

Sunday dinner for orcas and feathered friends

A pod of transient whales spotted on the northeast tip of Denman Island

Early Sunday evening there was a family of transient mammal-eating orcas just off the northeast tip of Denman Island.

A reminder: the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced sweeping new rules to protect endangered southern resident killer whales off the coast of British Columbia. Starting June 1, the minimum distance ships must keep from all killer whales will double to 400 metres, although commercial whale-watchers can apply for authorization to view whales other than southern residents from 200 metres away.

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