2018 Encounters

Encounter #79 - Sept 16, 2018
T101BL

T101BL

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046C2

T046C2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T101AL

T101AL

Photo by Mark Malleson

T102L

T102L

Photo by Mark Malleson

T102R

T102R

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date:16-September-18

Sequence: 2

Encounter Number: 79

Enc Start Time: 15:37

Enc End Time: 16:19

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Joe Zelweitro

Pods or ecotype: Bigg's Transient killer whales​

Location: west of Dungeness Spit

Begin Lat/Long: 48 10.6/123 18.5

End Lat/Long: 48 12.9/123 15.1

Encounter Summary:

We came across the T101's at 1537 north east of Port Angeles. We were spread out laterally as they headed north east. We could see T101A was traveling with what we assumed was T101 but the fin looked a lot smaller than hers even at a distance so we moved in to confirm. It was T046C2 with no sign of any others around and no sign of T101 herself. T102 was slightly south of them and T101B was a little south of T102. We ended the encounter at 1619 and pushed slightly east to scan for other animals but came up empty. The conditions were exceptional with calm seas and perfect lighting. We then headed west for Race Rocks to follow up a report of more animals near Race Passage.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238 / DFO SARA 388