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#141 LJ

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

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#142 Mike K.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:28 PM

We're getting word that orcas have entered the Inner Harbour. A witness tells us he saw them near the Johnson Street Bridge. He saw approximately four.


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#143 Sparky

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:31 PM

Nice! Free whale watching.



#144 lanforod

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:19 PM

3 of them: https://www.cheknews...harbour-458322/



#145 aastra

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:20 PM

So the new bridge is attracting tourists after all.


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#146 shoeflack

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

Can you imagine shelling out $125 for a whale watching tour and your zodiac doesn't even have to leave the dock.



#147 shoeflack

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:44 PM

 

4 based on the photos/videos. They need to update their article.



#148 Redd42

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

Wonder if there were seals on the docks or in boats? Also wonder if folks would have thought it such a cute sight if the whales caught one?



#149 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

They need to update their article.

 

Whales spotted: Seal Still Missing


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#150 Nparker

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:34 PM

Whales spotted: Seal Still Missing

Rob wins post of the day.  :banana:



#151 laconic

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

I've never seen red tide, but I'm assuming that's what is visible in the inner harbour. You can see it at the narrowing of the harbour at Laurel Point Inn.  It is also all along the Songhees walkway, from the pickle boat dock to the new marina.



#152 Mike K.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

Yes, that's red tide. Stay out of the water and do no consume and seafood collected near or along the shoreline. Shellfish ingested by sea life can lead to death, and if eaten by humans that can lead to pretty severe symptoms that most would rather avoid. Eating shellfish along much of our coastline at this time of year is totally out of the question unless its been professionally harvested and tested.


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#153 Jackerbie

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:19 PM

Yes, that's red tide. Stay out of the water and do no consume and seafood collected near or along the shoreline. Shellfish ingested by sea life can lead to death, and if eaten by humans that can lead to pretty severe symptoms that most would rather avoid. Eating shellfish along much of our coastline at this time of year is totally out of the question unless its been professionally harvested and tested.

 

Different red tide! Red tide that looks red is an algae bloom, harmful to fish gills but not toxic to humans. The toxic red tide algae is actually colourless. More from CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/n...aters-1.4749546


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#154 Mike K.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:21 PM

So whaaa? So red tide that is harmful to humans ...isn't red?


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#155 Jackerbie

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

So whaaa? So red tide that is harmful to humans ...isn't red?

 

Apparently. Why there is red red tide and colourless red tide is beyond me. The article does note that a red red tide bloom does not preclude a colourless red tide bloom from occurring at the same time, so it's still a good idea to know the origin of your shellfish during the warmer months when algae blooms are common.


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#156 Bingo

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:00 PM

Yes, that's red tide. Stay out of the water and do no consume and seafood collected near or along the shoreline. Shellfish ingested by sea life can lead to death, and if eaten by humans that can lead to pretty severe symptoms that most would rather avoid. Eating shellfish along much of our coastline at this time of year is totally out of the question unless its been professionally harvested and tested.

 

Shellfish are still safe to eat in months beginning with "W".


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#157 Nparker

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Shellfish are still safe to eat in months beginning with "W".

Just in time for my annual Woctoberfest clambake!



#158 Bingo

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:25 PM

 Boats, Barges & Bollards...and this guy  :banana: 

 

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#159 Bingo

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:30 PM

Now we know where all the paint that was supposed to maintain OLD BLUE went to.

 

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#160 Nparker

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:32 AM

There are some interesting thoughts in the following article that appears in today's TC, including this concept for Ship Point

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Here is the CoV's "grassy knoll" concept for comparison

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but I think the following is the key takeaway:

...Victorians should be looking to optimize the values and the vitality of the harbour’s public waterfront sites, not to inhibit them with just a surfeit of pleasant, but narrow-purpose, static, green spaces. A combination of lively, adaptable, public uses is the best approach for a downtown waterfront...

 


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