2019 Encounters

Encounter #35 - May 17, 2019
T097

T097

Photo by Mark Malleson

T097

T097

Photo by Mark Malleson

T093

T093

Photo by Mark Malleson

T093

T093

Photo by Mark Malleson

T093

T093

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1B,T046B1A

T046B1B,T046B1A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1

T046B1

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1B, T046B1A

T046B1B, T046B1A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1, T046B2

T046B1, T046B2

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 17-May-2019

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 35

Enc Start Time: 12:09

Enc End Time: 13:05

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson

Pods or ecotype: Transients

Location: Race Rocks

Begin Lat/Long: 48 18.9/123 31.6

End Lat/Long: 48 18.1/123 29.1

 

Encounter Summary:

I left Victoria harbour at 1130 to follow up a report of 2 bulls headed north near Race Rocks.
I came across T093 and T097 west bound east of Race Pass. As they were heading west through Race Pass I received a call that Mirauder IV had spotted a group of females and juveniles with a newish calf ~ 2 miles to the east. I left immediately as they were pressed for time and the conditions weren't ideal for keeping track of them. The wind was blowing close to 20 knots from the south west. I was able to confirm members of the T046B’s. They were pointed south but doing long dives making it hard to photograph in the rough seas. There was a newish calf in the group that was quite scarred up and light grey in colour that appeared to be with T046B1 who was seen with a calf last fall. I saw a second newer calf that was with T046B. I ended the encounter at 1305.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388