Encounter #23 - Mar 30, 2016
T90C sand T90B
T90C sand T90B

Photo by Mark Malleson

T90s
T90s

Photo by Mark Malleson

T90 and T90C
T90 and T90C

Photo by Mark Malleson

T90C sand T90B
T90C sand T90B

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Photos taken under
Be Whale Wise Guidelines

 

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30-Mar-16

1

23

17:50

19:30

Mike1

Mark Malleson

Hanna Magnuson

Transients

T090's and T002B

Harling Point

 

Encounter Summary: 

We left Victoria Inner harbor at 1720 after following up on a report from a waterfront home owner of 4 killer whales west bound off Harling Point. We responded immediately on Mike 1 and found the whales half a mile of Clover point at 1750 grouped up and doing long dives traveling west. We ID'd them as T090's and T002B. Several minutes after we arrived T002B split off on her own paralleling the others half a mile to the south. As we got ready the leave the whales grouped up again and were traveling south west south of Victoria Harbor. No predation was observed although they were swimming past several bait balls with seals present. T090's sat tag scar was very noticeable on both sides of her dorsal fin. The right side is very bulged and it looked as though there might still be hardware imbedded in her fin. 

It appeared to us that T090B shows signs of sprouting.