Humpback Whales Performance Thrills B.C. Tourists

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Humpback whales put on a performance  and tourists are thrilled.

It happened Saturday morning at Great Bear Lodge.

The lodge is located 60 kilometres north of Port Hardy, British Columbia.

Its co-owner Mar Leehane woke up her guests at 6 a.m. to see the spectacle.

As of Wednesday morning the video has received more than two million views on Instagram.

And here it is. 

Leehane added that the excited reaction of biologist and tour guide Marlo Shaw in the video is almost as entertaining as the animals themselves.

The video shows a beaming Shaw ushering guests onto the docks, excitedly pointing at the whales and giving high-fives after the animals burst from the water.

“I love watching her body language as much as the whales, because she’s so excited to see it,” Leehane said with a laugh.

“Our guests, who have never seen anything like this before … those people will go away with a memory they will never forget for the rest of their lives,” she told the CBC.

Humpback whales have been making a comeback in B.C. waters.

Whale-watchers and researchers have noticed an increase in humpback whale sightings in the waters off of Vancouver Island.

And this has led to the belief that the whale population is increasing.

“We’re seeing a steady and prolonged increase in humpback whales … in fact, all over the place, these animals are making a great recovery,” John Ford, head of cetacean research with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Pacific Biological Station, told the  CBC All Points West host Robyn Burns.

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