Encounter #94 - Sept 4, 2016
J54 & J28
J54 & J28

Photo by Ken Balcomb

J28
J28

Photo by Ken Balcomb

Breach
Breach

Photo by Ken Balcomb

J54 & J28
J54 & J28

Photo by Ken Balcomb

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

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04-Sep-16

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12:14

14:54

Chimo

Ken Balcomb

J and K individuals

Haro Strait

48 28 47N/123 06 50W

48 31 01N/123 09 21W

Encounter Summary:

Js and Ks were very spread out heading north in Haro Strait in the morning and the J17s including J28 passed directly in front of the CWR porch. Both appeared to be "logging" much of the time in the flat calm water. Further out in the strait another female breached several times and others made relaxed change of direction as if lazily pursuing fish,... or searching. Occasional swirls of activity suggested that at least some fish were available. Ken and his guests embarked in "Chimo" and went out for two and a half hours to document J28 condition, and Giles went out with "Moja" to try to obtain her fecal sample for analysis. John Durban and his drone team were also out to obtain aerial photogrammetry measurements of her and her calf, J54.

Notes-Comments:All of the research today was benign - no biopsy or invasive techniques were employed.