A humpback whale surfaces near a boat in the Alberni Inlet on Sept. 19. The effect of a telephoto lens has compressed the space in this photo

A humpback whale surfaces near a boat in the Alberni Inlet on Sept. 19. The effect of a telephoto lens has compressed the space in this photo

DFO seeks boater who cruised too close to whales

An investigation into the disturbance of humpback whales in the Alberni Inlet in September has been turned over to the DFO.

An investigation into the disturbance of humpback whales in the Alberni Inlet in September has been turned over to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

An incident allegedly occurred next to Harbour Quay on Sept. 19 when a boat was seen to interfere with the whales.

“We’re asking if anybody has any information regarding what happened down there that day, particularly photos or video that would help us figure out what happened,” fisheries officer Bob King said. Please call him at 250-720-4440.

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