2018 Encounters

Encounter #66 - Sept 1, 2018
T37A1

T37A1

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T37As

T37As

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T37A4 and T37A3

T37A4 and T37A3

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T347A and T37A3

T347A and T37A3

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T37A4 and T37A2

T37A4 and T37A2

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T37As

T37As

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

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Date: 01-Sep-18

Sequence: 2

Encounter Number: 66

Enc Start Time: 14:50

Enc End Time: 15:05

Vessel: Orcinus

Observers: Dave Ellifrit

Pods or ecotype: T37As

Location: Tumbo Island

Begin Lat/Long: 48 48.06/123 07.28

End Lat/Long: 48 47.51/123 06.51

 

Encounter Summary:

While with J pod and L87 near the Coal Docks, there was a report that a group of Ts found near Active Pass. These whales headed southeast toward Tumbo Channel. Since these whales were not far off the path of the trip home, Dave decided to drop by on the way. “Orcinus” arrived on scene around 1450 about a mile west of Tumbo Island. The T37As were in a loose group heading east toward Tumbo Channel. T37A1 was present with the rest of the family for this encounter. The encounter ended at about 1505 with the whales just getting ready to enter Tumbo Channel.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388