WATCH: A pod of killer whales spotted in Burrard Inlet
WATCH: A pod of orcas was spotted in Burrard Inlet Thursday morning
A pod of up to five killer whales was spotted going under the Lions Gate bridge near Stanley Park in the Burrard Inlet this morning.
The Vancouver Aquarium was live Tweeting the special appearance, saying the whales had likely moved across the inlet down into the Deep Cove area to hunt seals.
— Vancouver Aquarium (@vanaqua) March 12, 2015
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) March 12, 2015
The whales caused quite an uproar on social media with many Vancouverites trying to catch a glimpse.
killer whales spotted in Vancouver near the lions gate bridge! moooohggmmaaaaahbhhhiiiiii! < [“what’s shakin” in whale]. — Casey-Jo Loos (@caseyjoloos) March 12, 2015
The aquarium’s cetacean research team is onsite sending updates.
WATCH: Marine mammal expert Carla Crossman tells Global News has more details about the orcas spotted in Burrard Inlet
Anyone who observed the whales today is asked to call Vancouver aquarium at 1.866.I.SAW.ONE.