Encounter #112 - Oct 11, 2016
L84
L84

Photo by Ken Balcomb

L110
L110

Photo by Ken Balcomb

K16
K16

Photo by Ken Balcomb

L84
L84

Photo by Ken Balcomb

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Photos taken under Federal Permits
NMFS PERMIT: 15569/ DFO SARA 388

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11-Oct-16

1

112

1504

1745

Chimo

Ken Balcomb

K and L subgroups

Haro Strait

48 26 48N/123 05 15W

48 31 03N/123 09 34W

Encounter Summary:

A few resident whales were reported on the west side of San Juan Island at mid-day, and Ken departed in “Chimo” at 1430 from Snug Harbor to see who was there. The whales were very spread out, as has been the usual pattern lately, and the first one seen was L108 about ¼ mile off the south end of False Bay. Then L83, and K21 and L84, etc. in mostly solo arrangements as some foraged and some slow travelled up the west side of the island. By 1742 a few whales had gone as far as Lime Kiln Point, but it did not seem as though any of them were committed to go further north. The last whale seen was L108 again as he passed the lighthouse where Jeanne Hyde faithfully documented the scattered procession.

Notes-Comments:K16 has new nick on dorsal fin