2018 Encounters

Encounter #99 - Nov 11, 2018
T35A1, T35A, and T35A2

T35A1, T35A, and T35A2

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

T35A with calf

T35A with calf

Photo by Melisa Pinnow

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Date: 11-Nov-18

Sequence: 6

Encounter Number: 99

Enc Start Time:15:20

Enc End Time:15:40

Vessel: Morning Star

Observers: Melisa Pinnow, Jane Cogan, Tom Cogan

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Partridge Bank

Begin Lat/Long: 48 16.900/-122 54.340

End Lat/Long: 48 16.709/-122 55.341


Encounter Summary:

After ending Encounter 98 with J pod in Admiralty Inlet, “Morning Star” had some time left before sunset to check out transients that had been spotted by whale watching boats. “Morning Star” arrived on scene at 1520 with the T35As west of Partridge Bank. The whales were grouped up, mellow, and slowly trending west, occasionally zigzagging. The encounter was ended at 1540 as the whales continued to slowly meander west of Partridge Bank.


Photos are taken under Be Whale Wise Guidelines