2018 Encounters

Encounter #78 - Sept 16, 2018
T049A5

T049A5

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049A4, T049A5

T049A4, T049A5

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049A, T049A5

T049A, T049A5

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049A3, T049A

T049A3, T049A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049A1L, T049AL

T049A1L, T049AL

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T049A1

T049A1

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 16-September-18

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 78

Enc Start Time: 15:37

Enc End Time: 16:19

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Joe Zelweitro

Pods or ecotype: Transients/Bigg's killer whales

Location: Harling Point

Begin Lat/Long: 48 24.3/123 19.3

End Lat/Long: 48 24.4/123 19.7

 

Encounter Summary:

We departed Victoria harbour dock at 1415 to check out several groups of Bigg's that were reported throughout the area.
We arrived at Harling Point at 1445 to see the T049A's working their way west along the shoreline. They skulked around the reef off the mouth of Gonzales Bay and grabbed an unsuspecting seal (48 24.4/123 19.7). We watched them carry it slightly west and share it before they continued west towards Ross Bay and Clover Point. We ended the encounter at 1505 and headed south to look for another group reported north east of Port Angeles.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388