T068

T068

Photo by Mark Malleson

T068A

T068A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049C

T049C

Photo by Mark Malleson

T068

T068

Photo by Mark Malleson

T068A

T068A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049C

T049C

Photo by Mark Malleson

Encounter #79 - Sept 11, 2017

Date: 11-September-17

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 79

Enc Start Time: 13:48

Enc End Time: 17:10

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Dan McSweeney

Pods or ecotype: Transients/Bigg's

Location: Juan de Fuca Strait (south of Otter Point)

Begin Lat/Long: 48 16.7/123 52.7

End Lat/Long: 48 15.6/123 31.1

 

Encounter Summary:

Dan McSweeney and I headed out on Mike 1 leaving Victoria harbour at 1250 after a report of a small group of transients east bound in the shipping lane south of Point no Point.
We met up with transient T068, T068A, and T049C in the middle of the Juan de Fuca Strait south of Otter Point. They were tracking east at a steady 6 knots. Chris Bane of Forever Wild passed on that at 1310 they had killed a harbour porpoise at 48 18/123 57. We left them after ~ 30 minutes we departed and returned to Victoria harbour. We returned to have a look at them at 1700 when they were south west of Race Rocks. We spent another 10 minutes with them as they continued east. We were on our way to rendezvous with Ken Balcomb and Greg on Springtime who were anchored in Becher Bay. We were starting what would end up being a week long whale survey to Tofino and back.

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

2017 Encounters

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