Killer Whales In Vancouver Waters Stir Up Excitement

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A pod of killer whales gave people in the Vancouver area a reason to stop in the middle of their day.

Starting around noon Thursday, the orcas swam into Burrard Inlet to Deep Cove and then English Bay by Stanley Park, giving spectators a close-up look at the majestic creatures.

Look who joined me on my run today! So beautiful.. #Orcas #Vancouver #StanleyPark #frolick

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CTV cameraman Murray Titus had the best view from the station's helicopter:

The The two adults and two juvenile transients, also known as Bigg's killer whales, were likely in the Deep Cove area to hunt seals, said the Vancouver Aquarium, whose cetacean research team was monitoring the pod.

It was the third time in four years that orcas have appeared in the area, reported CTV News.

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