Encounter #62 - June 30, 2016
social bulls
social bulls

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T49C at Kelp Reef
T49C at Kelp Reef

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T49C and T124C
T49C and T124C

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

social bulls
social bulls

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

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Photos taken under Federal Permits
NMFS PERMIT: 15569/ DFO SARA 288

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30-Jun-16

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13:14

14:10

Orcinus

Dave Ellifrit

Transients

Haro Strait

48 30.77/123 14.97

48 33.17/123 14.57

Encounter Summary: 

Dave was working in the office at CWR when "Redhead" found a few transients east of Baynes Channel around 1230ish. Dave headed down to Snug Harbor and left aboard "Orcinus" at 1300. "Orcinus arrived on scene at 1314 about a mile or so southeast of Zero Rock. The males T49C and T124C were traveling northwest tight together but soon stopped to make a kill. Although it was unclear what they got, blubber oil could be smelled on the wind. The pair then got social and tactile while they fed in the same general area for the next twenty five minutes. They then began to head north again toward Kelp Reef with occasional brief bouts of social milling. The pair spread out a little and briefly checked out the kelp beds near Kelp Reef before getting back together again and continuing north. "Orcinus" ended the encounter at 1410 just a little north of Kelp Reef with T49C and T124C still heading north together.