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Kayaking with a humpback whale near Lund, British Columbia, Canada on Nov. 17 2014. Humpback whales are returning to the Salish Sea where they used to be abundant before whaling decimated them. Why are they returning? No more whaling. Some food (herring, sand lance, anchovies, krill). And Welcoming people getting excited by seeing them and sending them LOVE!
And I was sending Whale lots of love and connection as I was heading to Lund. When I arrived I let Whale know I was there and he appeared right in front of me. As I got my kayak ready on the beach he breached (leaped full length out of the water) 3 times and kept tail lobbing, slapping his tail, as if welcoming me!!! When I was on the water he was more sedate and swam off to feed or get away from the motor boats zipping around. Later he came closer. Video is from an ultrawide POV camera I’m wearing on my head so Whale doesn’t look real big but he came to within 30-40 metres of me and at that distance in my little Feathercraft Aironaut kayak he seemed huge!
This is a short Teaser for a 15 min. educational film we’re producing about Texada Island’s endangered “Mr. Mom Fish”. Why “Mr. Mom Fish”? Because it’s the males who get all broody; making a nest, attracting a mate to deposit her eggs, then nurturing those eggs until they hatch! These tiny fish become familiar neighbours, not so different from you and me, as we literally immerse ourselves in the drama of their lives. In this teaser you’ll see footage (never before captured on video) of a Texada stickleback attacking a red-listed western painted turtle female who is eating the eggs he’s guarding.
This will be the first film on these fish. For more info contact Otter Be Good Productions