2019 Encounters

Encounter #71 - September 15 , 2019
T046B4

T046B4

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B3

T046B3

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B2

T046B2

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B3

T046B3

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B2, T046B, T046B6

T046B2, T046B, T046B6

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1A

T046B1A

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B, T046B6

T046B, T046B6

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B1, T046B1B

T046B1, T046B1B

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046B

T046B

Photo by Mark Malleson

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NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388

Date: 15-09-2019

Sequence: 2

Encounter Number: 71

Enc Start Time: 14:03

Enc End Time: 14:23

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson, Hanna Malleson, Pierre Magnusson, Eva Magnusson

Pods or ecotype: Bigg's

Location: Sheringham Point

Begin Lat/Long: 48 17.0/123 57.1

End Lat/Long: 48 17.0/123 49.0

Encounter Summary:

Mike 1 headed west after leaving the T046B's with hopes of finding the T046B1's or other whales.
They turned back east offshore of Jordan River when a rain squall came in from the west and turned inshore of their westerly trackline. At 1310 Hanna then spotted a dorsal fin ahead of them traveling east south of Sheringham Point which turned out to be T046B1 along with T046B1B alongside her. T046B1A was within 200 yards to the north of them. They were traveling a steady 7 knots to the east. They could see the rest of the T046B's with a few commercial whale watch boats a mile and a half to the south.
They ended the encounter at 1423 and headed back to Victoria.