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Orca Bay Visit May 2016

Local sailor spots orcas in Bellingham Bay

By Jim Donaldson

May 04, 2016 10:38 AM , Updated May 06, 2016 08:01 AM


Josh Marshall lives on a boat, works on boats and goes sailing several times a week, but after eight years living here he’s never seen an orca — until Monday night.

Marshall went sailing with friends on Bellingham Bay May 2, but winds were light and most other boats headed in to Squalicum Harbor. When the winds finally kicked up, Marshall “started scooting across” the bay when he spotted a pod of orcas near Whatcom Waterway and the former Georgia-Pacific site on Bellingham’s waterfront.

“They came right up to our bow and were being playful. They were goofing off like dolphins,” Marshall said.


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