Encounter #32 - April 18, 2016
T101B
T101B

Photo by Mark Malleson

T101A
T101A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T102 and Mt Baker
T102 and Mt Baker

Photo by Mark Malleson

T101B
T101B

Photo by Mark Malleson

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

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18-Apr-16

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15:45

16:50

Mike 1

Mark Malleson

Transients

T101's

Juan de Fuca Strait

Encounter Summary: 

I received a report late afternoon on April 18th of 4 killer whales south of Constance Bank travelling east. I had just put the Prince of Whales boat away after spending a couple of hours with the T124A's ( found them at 1130 traveling east from Becher Bay to Albert Head)
The report was of 3 bulls and a female. I figured it was most likely the T101's but needed to go out to confirm.

We left Victoria Harbour on Mike 1 at 1450 and were with them by 1545 3 miles south of Trial Island. They were spread out traveling slowly north east for Seabird Point, Discovery Island. The T124A's were rounding Seabird Point north bound at this time.

At one point it looked as though they had found a seal as they circled around after grouping up but no evidence of a kill. They then picked up the speed to 7 knots and continued on a north east track for Seabird Point.

We left them at 1650 1 mile east of Seabird Point headed north for Beaumont Shoals.