Videos: Orcas were spotted from the SeaBus

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      We bet @seabusmemes is gonna have a field day with this one.

      SeaBus riders caught quite the thrill on Friday (March 22) as a pod of orcas frolicked in the Burrard Inlet between Gastown and the North Shore. Those quick to draw out their smartphones were able to capture videos of them, in which gasps of awe can be heard from the crowd.

      Identified by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Society as likely to be Bigg’s Killer Whales, these native predators are known for preying on other marine mammals like seals. In 2022, it was reported by the Marine Mammal Commision that the Southern Resident Killer Whale population was only 74.

      Orca sightings are not uncommon in the Burrard Inlet, but they’ve been spotted more often lately, likely due to an increase in their food supply (which they’re known to hunt in the Indian Arm).

      That’s some good news in an otherwise bleak environmental outlook!