2018 Encounters

Encounter #36 - June 2, 2018
T49A1

T49A1

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

the T49As

the T49As

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T65A and T65A6

T65A and T65A6

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T65A2 and T49A1

T65A2 and T49A1

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T49A1 and T65A2

T49A1 and T65A2

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T65A4, T65A, and T65A6

T65A4, T65A, and T65A6

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T65A and T65A6

T65A and T65A6

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T49A2 and T65A3

T49A2 and T65A3

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

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Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388

Date: 02-Jun-18

Sequence: 1​

Encounter Number: 36

Enc Start Time: 08:20

Enc End Time: 08:50

Vessel: Orcinus

Observers: Ken Balcomb, Dave Ellifrit, and Gail Richard

Pods or ecotype: Transients​

Location: Haro Strait

Begin Lat/Long: 48 35.23/123 12.17

End Lat/Long: 48 36.45/123 14.00

 

Encounter Summary:

Jeanne Hyde called around 0710 to report she had heard and was now seeing whales off Bellevue Pt. After a few phone calls and Ken taking photos of the whales from the porch at CWR, Dave, Ken, and Gail met at Snug Harbor and left in the boat at about 0815.
The whales were now near the south end of Kellett Bluff and the encounter started at about 0820. The whales were the T49As and T65As and they were mixed up in a tight group and were being quite social as they traveled north along the south part of the bluff. They then angled northwest and moved offshore to about mid-Haro Strait. We left the whales at about 0850 mid-strait off Sydney Island still traveling north in a rather boisterous manner.
Jeanne had reported seeing T77A from shore earlier in the morning but he disappeared until later in the day and we did not see him while we were in the boat.