T49A1
T49A1

Photo by Ken Balcomb

T68C3 andT68C4
T68C3 andT68C4

Photo by Ken Balcomb

T68Cs and T49A1 from CWR
T68Cs and T49A1 from CWR

Photo by Ken Balcomb

T49A1
T49A1

Photo by Ken Balcomb

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Encounter Summary: 

Jeanne Hyde called Ken near sunset to report a group of whales heading north in Andrews Bay. Shortly afterwards, Ken photographed the T49A's, T68C's, and T68B2 heading north past CWR from the porch before he went down to Snug Harbor and jumped aboard Orca.

The whales were milling back and forth in a tight group near the mouth of Open Bay and along the rocks of south Kellett Bluff. The milling was pretty vigorous and there was a lot of splashing from the younger animals as they hunted seals near the Kellett Bluff shoreline. There was not enough light for photos but Ken shot some video until there was not enough light to see anything, leaving the whales still milling off the south end of the bluff near dark.

09-Nov-15

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Orca

Ken Balcomb

T49A's, T68C's, T68B2

T49A, T49A1, T49A3, T49A4, T68B2, T68C, T68C1, T68C3, and T68C4

Open Bay/ Kellett Bluff

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48 35.10/123 11.40

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Encounter #97 - Nov 9, 2015

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 15569/ DFO SARA 272