2018 Encounters

Encounter #68 - Sept 2, 2018
T065A6, T065A, T065A2

T065A6, T065A, T065A2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T065A5

T065A5

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T065A2

T065A2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T065A

T065A

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 02-September-18

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 68

Enc Start Time: 08:07

Enc End Time: 09:05

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Hanna Magnusson

Pods or ecotype: T065A's/Bigg's

Location: Gordon Head

Begin Lat/Long: 48 29.7/123 17.5

End Lat/Long: 48 31.4/123 20.2

 

Encounter Summary:

We departed the dock at Victoria harbour at 0735 and then received a report at 0740 from George Hamilton that his wife Helena had spotted a small group of killer whales northbound close to shore in front of their house with a male slightly offshore.
We came across T065A along with T065A5 and her newest calf T065A6 within a half mile of Gordon Head traveling north. After several minutes of waiting for them to resurface, we spotted them moving quickly offshore to join T065A2 who had caught a prey item. We watched them share his catch for several minutes and then they continued north-west back towards the shoreline of the beach below Mount Douglas Park. T065A2 then worked his way back offshore while the other three stayed inshore. We ended the encounter at 0905.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388