2018 Encounters

Encounter #64 - Aug 25, 2018
T041A, T041A3, T041A2

T041A, T041A3, T041A2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T041A, T041A3

T041A, T041A3

Photo by Mark Malleson

T041A, T030C, T41A2, T041A3

T041A, T030C, T41A2, T041A3

Photo by Mark Malleson

T041

T041

Photo by Mark Malleson

T041

T041

Photo by Mark Malleson

T030L

T030L

Photo by Mark Malleson

T030C

T030C

Photo by Mark Malleson

T41A2

T41A2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T030, T041A2

T030, T041A2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T030A

T030A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T030A

T030A

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 25-August-18

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 64

Enc Start Time: 18:23

Enc End Time: 19:09

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Hanna Magnusson

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Victoria waterfront

Begin Lat/Long: 48 23.0/123 23.1

End Lat/Long: 48 22.1/123 19.1

 

Encounter Summary:

We left the dock at Victoria harbor at 1806 to check out a report of transients coming in from the west towards the mouth of the harbor.


As we were idling out towards Ogden Point we could see a couple of whale watch boats with them within a half mile of Ogden Point breakwater. They were split into two groups so we started with the larger group to the south which included T041A with T041A2 and a newish calf T041A3 traveling along with members of the T030's. They were traveling east towards Trial Island.


Within a quarter mile to the north T041 was traveling with T030A also east bound.


At one point it looked as though T030A was making himself available to mate with T041.
We ended the encounter at 1609 as T030A and T41 circled back to the west to join the rest of the group. We last saw them tracking east.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388