A humpback whale made a rare appearance at the mouth of Vancouver’s inner harbour on Friday.
The Port of Vancouver posted a photo of the whale’s tail splashing into the water just east of the Lions Gate Bridge, with West Vancouver visible in the background Friday afternoon.
“This morning, a humpback whale was spotted by our harbour patrol crew,” wrote the port.
The port advised anyone who spots a whale to report it using the WhaleReport app.
It’s the second time this month a humpback has been reported in Vancouver’s harbour.
A Reddit user posted video of a sighting last week, near New Brighton Park.
Biologists have suggested that marine life, and whales in particular, may be getting a reprieve during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to a major decrease in noise from marine traffic.