2018 Encounters

Encounter #97 - Nov 10, 2018
T49A1

T49A1

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T49A3

T49A3

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T49A

T49A

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T49A, T49A5, and T4

T49A, T49A5, and T4

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

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Date: 10-Nov-18

Sequence: 4

Encounter Number :97

Enc Start Time: 16:15

Enc End Time: 16:30

Vessel: Morning Star

Observers: Melisa Pinnow, Jane Cogan, Tom Cogan

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Henry Island

Begin Lat/Long: 48 35.560/-123 12.314

End Lat/Long: 48 35.231/-123 12.429

 

Encounter Summary:

After ending Encounter 96 with the T137s in Rosario Strait, “Morning Star” started home for Snug Harbor. While passing by Henry Island at 1615, more whales were spotted close to shore off. The T49As were slowly southbound past Kellett Bluff at first but then began to mill about along the kelp beds. It was not clear if they made an inconspicuous kill or not.

After a long deep dive, most of the family made a sharp turn to the west. T49A1 was not with them so perhaps he was trailing behind or had split off from the family again. The encounter was ended at 1630 as the T49As continued west into the sunset.

 

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