2018 Encounters

Encounter #106 - Dec 3, 2018
K43

K43

Photo by Mark Malleson

K12

K12

Photo by Mark Malleson

K44

K44

Photo by Mark Malleson

K43

K43

Photo by Mark Malleson

K38

K38

Photo by Mark Malleson

K37

K37

Photo by Mark Malleson

K36_K14

K36_K14

Photo by Mark Malleson

K36

K36

Photo by Mark Malleson

K35

K35

Photo by Mark Malleson

K33

K33

Photo by Mark Malleson

K33

K33

Photo by Mark Malleson

K27

K27

Photo by Mark Malleson

K26

K26

Photo by Mark Malleson

K26

K26

Photo by Mark Malleson

K26

K26

Photo by Mark Malleson

K21

K21

Photo by Mark Malleson

K16

K16

Photo by Mark Malleson

K25

K25

Photo by Mark Malleson

K20

K20

Photo by Mark Malleson

K22

K22

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 03-Dec-18

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 106

Enc Start Time: 14:40

Enc End Time: 16:12

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson

Pods or ecotype: K pod

Location: Iceberg Point

Begin Lat/Long: 48 23.2/122 52.7

End Lat/Long: 48 22.5/123 03.2

Encounter Summary:

I left Victoria Harbour at 1400 to follow up a report of Southern Resident killer whales south bound in Rosario Strait earlier in the day. While on route I got confirmation that they were near Davidson Rock. I arrived as Jim Maya on Imagine was leaving them near Iceberg Point. It was all of K pod spread out traveling west with the K16's leading the way and K25 trailing slightly to the south. I left them at sunset north west of Hein Bank traveling west towards Middle Bank. They were making between 7 and 8 knots with the outgoing ebb current. I did not observe any foraging during the encounter.

 

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388