T046B1

T046B1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B

T046B

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T60

T60

Photo by Mark Malleson

T60C

T60C

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T46B

T46B

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T46B1

T46B1

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

Encounter #72 - Sept 3, 2017

Date: 03-September-2017

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 72

Enc Start Time: 12:08

Enc End Time: 12:22

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark and Hanna Malleson

Pods or ecotype: Transients

List individuals present (Whales Photographed): T060, T060C, T060D, T060E, T060F
T046B, T046B2, T046B3, T046B4, T046B1, T046B1A

Location:Jordan River

Begin Lat/Long:48 22.5/124 07.9

End Lat/Long:48 22.6/124 08.2

 

Encounter Summary:

We departed Victoria harbour at 0727 to go look for whales. We headed west out along the shoreline of Vancouver Island and continued west as far as Port Renfrew stopping to scan along the way. We only saw a couple of humpbacks between Race Rocks and Sooke and then found a group of ~20 humpbacks slightly east of the entrance to Port of San Juan (3 miles offshore of Botanical Beach). After getting most of their identification pictures we worked our way back offshore. When we were south of Sombrio Beach we heard that one of the commercial whale watch boats had come across a group of westbound transients. We were able to confirm the T060's along with the T046B's westbound very slowly. They were only making 2 knots against the flood current. They were super relaxed and the two martrilines were departed by a hundred metres. We left after 15 minutes as we were able to get decent identification shots of all of them.

Notes-Comments:

Photos taken under Federal Permits
NMFS PERMIT: 15569-01/ DFO SARA 388

2017 Encounters

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