Orcas and dolphins stun Nanaimo ferry riders

Shara JJ Cooper
By Shara JJ Cooper
February 4th, 2014

Ferry riders in Nanaimo got an unexpected show yesterday when a pod of Bigg’s killer whales (Orcas) cornered a pod of dolphins in Departure Bay. 

The dolphins were Pacific white-sided dolphins and CTV News reported that the whales eventually killed and ate two of them. 

Bigg’s whales are a type of transient orca that feeds on mammals unlike the orca’s usually seen in the Georgia Strait, which feed on fish. 

The attached video was taken on-board a ferry by surprised spectators.

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