2018 Encounters

Encounter #31 - May 6, 2018
T100F and T100

T100F and T100

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T100s and T123s

T100s and T123s

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T123A, T100C, and T100F

T123A, T100C, and T100F

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T100s and T123s

T100s and T123s

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T100C and T123A

T100C and T123A

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T123 and T123C

T123 and T123C

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

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Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 15569-01/ DFO SARA 388

Date: 06-May-18

Sequence:1​

Encounter Number: 31

Enc Start Time: 16:50

Enc End Time: 17:00

Vessel: Orcinus

Observers: Dave Ellifrit

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Shute Passage Gulf Islands

Begin Lat/Long: 48 42.50/123 22.50

End Lat/Long: 48 42.90/123 23.40

 

Encounter Summary:

After receiving several phone calls from Jane Cogan relaying reports of transients heading westerly in Boundary Pass, Dave finally got out in the boat late afternoon. Due to a small gap in boat coverage, a short search was required to re-find the whales. The whales were re-found at about 1645 near Coal Island and the encounter began at 1650. The T100s and T123s were heading slowly northwest in Shute Passage in a tight group. The T100Bs did not seem to be present. One quick photo-ID pass was done and the encounter ended at 1700