MikeZimmer

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  2. In the video, Dr. Bindernagel looks at sonograms (sound spectograms of some type I suppose) and indicates that he does not have the expertise to analyze them. At least that was my understanding. I took it as a request for help from fellow scientists. His phone number is public so someone could phone him and offer assistance. He is John Bindernagel Courtenay, BC. I would think that this stuff involves some sort of Fourier analysis of wave forms, but have not looked into that sort of thing since the 1980s.
  3. I really want to go up there now, after this thread. Family responsibilities keep me tied to shorter trips right now. I went all the way up to San Josef Bay near Cape Scott more than three decades ago around Easter, but have not repeated the journey. Big island, eh? I heard nothing of Grizzlies on the island until recent years. Always there? Dunno. Reports that they are there now seem pretty solid. When I measured distances between islands in the Broughton Archipelago, between the mainland and Vancouver Island, I was surprised to see that there were only a few short hops across the water between islands, less than a couple of miles each, through some admittedly cold and often turbulent water. There was nothing that would stop a swimming Grizzly, Moose, or if reports are true, a Sasquatch. There are apparently no reports of Moose that close to the coast in that region, so they are probably not on the mainland at that point, not in any numbers anyway. I have never read a report of them on Vancouver Island, so I figure that is a pretty low percentage situation. Black bears are another matter; they are all over the place, and I have seen a dozen or more just driving over the years. They come into the small towns pretty often, and we even had one in the greater Victoria area a few years back.
  4. Cadborosaurus - This is Vancouver Island’s Loch Ness monster. And this one is real--over 200 sightings in the last few years. If you see it, you’ll have quite a story to tell after your vacation--when you get back to the office! Cadborosaurus, named after Cadoboro Bay, just the other side of nearby Cattle Point from my house. I used to canoe over there. Could be such a creature, I have only an open mind on that one and no real opinion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadborosaurus
  5. Having worked in a provincial bureaucracy for most of my working life, I agree on this. With respect to Moose on the mainland across from Alert Bay, the odds are low, but the jury is still out. Any sonogram experts in the house?
  6. There is no shortage of black bear anywhere on Vancouver Island or the nearby islands. It is always possible that a bear was recorded, and professional analysis of the sonogram might provide more information. I don't hear the similarity that you do, nor I take it does Dr. Bindernagel. I suspect that he, as a wildlife biologist living pretty close to more than a few acres of bush, is reasonably well acquainted with black bears on Vancouver Island. I also image that the folks on Cormorant Island in Alert Bay are pretty familiar with the sounds of black bears. To me bear seems not so likely.
  7. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/moose.pdf
  8. Yes, I think that the report from University of Victoria showed that as well. I am going to see if I can find any commercial hunting lodges or outfitters familiar with the mainland coast around the Broughton Archipelago. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort resort is up there, but they do not advertise hunting. A relative by marriage worked there once. http://nimmobay.com/
  9. See http://web.uvic.ca/~reimlab/moose.pdf I found this, a 2005 paper from our local university which suggests that there are moose in some portions of the coast and on some islands. However, at the time of writing of the paper, the map shown does not come down very close to Vancouver Island or surrounding islands. Also, from a site with an annoying popup at http://www.all-about-moose.com/ Population in British Columbia Populations have expanded across the province and are found mostly in the boreal forested areas. They are almost entirely absent from all coastal regions and can be found in the mountains and valleys except for the driest of areas like the Thompson and Okanagan regions. Over 70 percent of the moose population lives in Northern BC, with a population of about 170,000 animals. The balance of the population are scattered in pockets throughout the southern sections. I could PM BC Witness; his stomping grounds seem to be more to the east of the Coast Mountains, around Hope, Agassiz, Harrison, Merritt, Princeton. I live on Vancouver Island, but don't get up to the North Island very often, and to get over to the mainland from there would take some extra money for transportation, but looking at the map has given me an itch to travel.
  10. From the map in your link, it looks as if the range of moose does come right up to the coast of mainland BC across from Vancouver Island, but it is not a great map for detail. If I am using Google Earth correctly, the "swims" from island to island to mainland seem to be under a couple of miles per hop. I have read that in places up there in the Broughton Archipelago, the tidal currents are pretty fierce. It appears that you get into very mountainous terrain pretty quickly on the mainland. There are lots of fjords. I have no idea how good that country is as moose habitat. It is not much like the moose habitat I know from the Canadian Shield country. If moose come up right to the mainland coast, it is curious that they have not migrated to Vancouver Island. Grizzly have, though as far as I know that was only in the last few decades. Puzzling that, if my understanding of the timeline is correct. I am tempted to ask my wife's cousin if he knows, since he has hunted in that region for years, though I don't know if he has hunted on the mainland.He may well be able to tell me if the range of moose extends right to the coast on the mainland in that area. I know his ex worked across the strait on the mainland at a wilderness resort. I will see if I can get more precise information on moose range from the internet.
  11. I imagine you are familiar with the occasional report of swimming Sasquatch.
  12. I took Cryptic Megafauna to mean Cormorant Island. More on Cormorant Island here: http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/communities/alert-bay/ and here: http://www.hellobc.com/alert-bay/transportation-maps.aspx Map here: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Alert+Bay,+BC/@50.5448501,-126.9046024,10.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x54637054da428d07:0xab4492f4f2249d10!8m2!3d50.5844855!4d-126.9254093 One of my wife's cousins grew up near alert bay in a small town. He worked as a paramedic for a while and would often enough have calls for Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, as I remember his stories. There is logging, fishing, hunting, and a lot of bush on most of Vancouver Island - a very big island - a working days drive from end to end, if you don't stop. The cities and towns are for the most part at the southern end, along the North-East coast. There are only very small towns up near Cormorant Island.
  13. Not so sure about the Vancouver Island/Alert Bay region reports being moose. As far as I know that is well outside of their range. There are Roosevelt Elk on Vancouver Island, but I have not found out if they are up in the Alert Bay region. I have not looked up Roosevelt Elk calls either. From http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/Overcoming_the_Challenges_of_Hunting_On_Vancouver_Island "Vancouver Island offers many hunting opportunities for various game species. While moose are unknown, the large Roosevelt Elk can reach 1100 pounds, (500kg). Limited openings for this elk subspecies are available from the provincial government through a tag lottery system. Black bear and, rarely, mountain goat, are the only other large game animals found. Some grizzly bear sightings have been made in recent years but these cannot be hunted, currently. " Also, with reference to Patterson-Gimlin's post above, this does not sound like a loon at all, to my ears.
  14. BC Witness, have you a write up on your sighting anywhere? Somewhere in your neighborhood around Harrison Lake maybe? Apologies if this has already been covered, I am just revising old material.
  15. Is it possible that the shot damaged its arms?