2018 Encounters

Encounter #102 - Nov 19, 2018
T38E

T38E

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T38

T38

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T38B

T38B

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T35

T35

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T38C

T38C

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T38D

T38D

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

new calf

new calf

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

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Date: 19-Nov-18

Sequence: 6​

Encounter Number: 102

Enc Start Time: 15:00

Enc End Time: 15:50

Vessel: Morning Star

Observers: Melisa Pinnow, Jane Cogan, Tom Cogan

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Haro Strait

Begin Lat/Long: 48 40.4/-123 16.1

End Lat/Long: 48 41.6/-123 15.5

 

Encounter Summary:

After ending Encounter 101 with J pod, “Morning Star” went to investigate other whales that had been seen by whale watching boats in Haro Strait. At 1500, “Morning Star” found T35 and the T38s (rare to the area) northbound in Haro Strait west of Turn Point, Stuart Island. The whales were grouped up and it appeared that there was a new calf in the family.

At 1540, T35 split off from the T38s and hugged the Moresby Island shoreline as she continued north. The T38s stayed about half a mile east of T35 for the remainder of the encounter. At 1550, “Morning Star” left the whales northbound to the east of Moresby Island, with T35 still off by herself and the T38s grouped up.