J22 and J38

J22 and J38

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

J pod at Kellett Bluff

J pod at Kellett Bluff

Photo by D. Giles

J36 and J52

J36 and J52

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

J31 and J27

J31 and J27

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

J pod and L87 at Kellett Bluff

J pod and L87 at Kellett Bluff

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

J pod at Kellett Bluff

J pod at Kellett Bluff

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

the J17s and J22

the J17s and J22

Photo by D. Giles

L87, J22, and J38

L87, J22, and J38

Photo by D. Giles

J31, J40, and J45 under the cormorant rookery at Kellett Bluff

J31, J40, and J45 under the cormorant rookery at Kellett Bluff

Photo by D. Giles

the J16s

the J16s

Photo by D. Giles

Encounter #38 - May 28, 2017

Date: 28-May-2017

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 38

Enc Start Time: 19:38

Enc End Time: 20:08

Vessel: Orcinus

Observers: Dave Ellifrit, D. Giles, Collette Yee

Pods or ecotype:J  pod and L87

Location: Haro Strait

Begin Lat/Long: 48 35.14/123 12.23

End Lat/Long: 48 36.46/123 12.65

 

Encounter Summary:

After Jane Cogan called Dave at home in the early evening to report that she was hearing J pod calls on the Lime Kiln hydrophone, Dave, Giles, and Collette met down at Snug Harbor and left in the boat at about 1930. We arrived on scene off the south end of Kellett Bluff at 1938. J pod and L87 were in a resting formation with all the whales being in one tight group moving very slowly north with the tide. We left the whales heading north up Haro Strait off north Kellett Bluff at 2008 still in one tight slow moving group. All members of J pod and L87 were photographed.

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