2018 Encounters

Encounter #13 - Mar 11, 2018
T2C1

T2C1

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T2C2, T2C, and T2C1

T2C2, T2C, and T2C1

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T2C aerial scan

T2C aerial scan

Photo by Jane Cogan

T2C3 spy hop

T2C3 spy hop

Photo by Jane Cogan

T2C4

T2C4

Photo by Jane Cogan

T2C1 and T2C3

T2C1 and T2C3

Photo by Jane Cogan

T2C

T2C

Photo by Jane Cogan

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Date:11-Mar-18

Sequence:1

Encounter Number:13

Enc Start Time: 11:05

Enc End Time :11:34

Vessel: Morning Star

Observers: Melisa Pinnow, Jane Cogan, Tom Cogan

Pods or ecotype: T2Cs

Location: San Juan Channel

Begin Lat/Long: 48 36.874/-123 05.485

End Lat/Long: 48 36.804/-123 05.548

 

Encounter Summary:

With whales reported in San Juan Channel, Melisa, Jane, and Tom met at Snug Harbor and left aboard “Morning Star" at 1045. At 1105, “Morning Star” arrived on scene with the T2Cs as they headed north in San Juan Channel, just south of Reuben Tarte State Park.

A few minutes later, the T2Cs located a seal right off of the Reuben Tarte State Park shoreline. The whales made short work of their prey and celebrated their kill with tail slaps, a spy hop, and an aerial scan. Gulls flew in to pick up the scraps. “Morning Star” left the T2Cs milling in the same spot at 1134.

Photos are taken under Be Whale Wise Guidelines