2019 Encounters

Encounter #32 - May 5, 2019
T128

T128

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T128

T128

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T128

T128

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T125A

T125A

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T125A

T125A

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T125A

T125A

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

T125A

T125A

Photo by Dave Ellifrit

20160331DAG_SJ1-179_J53 spyhop.jpg
help
CAN
we
TOGETHER

The Southern Resident orcas need your help like never before.
BECOME A CWR MEMBER;
together we will be a strong collective voice for the whales.

Date: 05-May-19

Sequence:1

Encounter Number: 32

Enc Start Time: 14:45

Enc End Time: 15:10

Vessel: Orcinus

Observers: Dave Ellifrit

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Beaumont Shoal

Begin Lat/Long: 48 25.44/123 12.13

End Lat/Long: 48 25.04/123 11.04

Encounter Summary:

Jane Cogan called Dave in the early afternoon to relay a report that T125A and T128 had been found near Beamont Shoal. Since they weren’t that far away, Dave grabbed his gear and headed for Snug Harbor and left in the boat at 1420. “Orcinus” arrived on scene around 1445 about halfway between the Beaumont Shoal buoy and Seabird Point on Discovery Island. T125A and T128 were spread out by at least a quarter mile with T125A being the whale to the west. T125A was milling in the same area briefly and T128 came over to the same area as T125A. However, when they came up again from a long dive, they had merely switched positions and now T128 was the west whale. T125A moved over a quarter mile away to the southeast of T128 but they were both traveling slowly south when the encounter ended at 1510 about a mile south of the Beaumont Shoal buoy.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388