2018 Encounters

Encounter #62 - Aug 19, 2018
L87

L87

Photo by Mark Malleson

L87

L87

Photo by Mark Malleson

J47

J47

Photo by Mark Malleson

J46

J46

Photo by Mark Malleson

J42

J42

Photo by Mark Malleson

J39

J39

Photo by Mark Malleson

J38

J38

Photo by Mark Malleson

J22

J22

Photo by Mark Malleson

J27

J27

Photo by Mark Malleson

J35

J35

Photo by Mark Malleson

J26

J26

Photo by Mark Malleson

J16

J16

Photo by Mark Malleson

J17, J53

J17, J53

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 19-August-18

Sequence: 2

Encounter Number: 62

Enc Start Time: 15:00

Enc End Time: 16:09

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Joe Zelweitro

Pods or ecotype: J Pod

Location: Jordan River

Begin Lat/Long: 48 22.4/124 02.3

End Lat/Long: 48 25.3/124 09.5

 

Encounter Summary:

We came across J's at 1500 westbound near Jordan River. The first whales we saw were J38 and J22 traveling together at 7 knots. We worked our way west and inshore photographing as many individuals as we could despite the limited visibility with the approaching fog bank and 2-3 foot chop. J16 was the lead animal slightly inshore from the rest of the pod. She slowed down to forage so we stayed with her for ~20 minutes expecting J50 to show up but only saw J42 near her. We had lost sight of the rest of the group offshore as the fog closed in on us to less than 200 yard visibility. We ended the encounter at 1609

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388