T124D2

T124D2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124D1

T124D1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124D1

T124D1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124D1

T124D1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124A1

T124A1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124A1

T124A1

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T124D

T124D

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

Encounter #63 - Aug 20, 2017

Date: 20-August-17

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 63

Enc Start Time:1 5:37

Enc End Time: 16:49

Vessel: Eagle Dancer

Observers: Mark and Hanna Malleson

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Cortez Island

Begin Lat/Long: 50 03.5/124 54.4

End Lat/Long: 50 02.7/124 57.2

 

Encounter Summary:

While we were touring around the waters near Campbell River we got a report of Killer Whales off the south east corner of Cortez Island. We spotted what turned out to be the T124D's and T124A1 through binoculars feeding on what appeared to be a seal north of the Three Islets. After sharing their prey for several minutes the whales travelled west along the south shore of Cortez Island before heading over to the Three Islets to the seal haul out. They circled around the small islands without any obvious successful predation before heading west. We left them between Cortez Island and the Twin Islands.

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NMFS PERMIT: 15569-01/ DFO SARA 388

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