2019 Encounters

Encounter #8 - Jan 31, 2019
T046E & T046D

T046E & T046D

Photo by Mark Malleson

T122

T122

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046F

T046F

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046E

T046E

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046E

T046E

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046D

T046D

Photo by Mark Malleson

T046

T046

Photo by Mark Malleson

Photo by Mark Malleson

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Date: 31-January-2019

Sequence: 1

Encounter Number: 08

Enc Start Time: 12:52

Enc End Time: 15:04

Vessel: Mike 1

Observers: Mark Malleson

Pods or ecotype: Bigg's Transients

Location: William Head

Begin Lat/Long: 48 21.1/123 28.1

End Lat/Long: 48 17.8/123 34.4

Encounter Summary:

When we returned to Victoria harbour at ~1200 after our morning encounter with the T010's and the 3 members of the T060's I received a report o of a pair of bulls seen east bound in Race Passage at 1054.
I dropped off Hanna and headed back out on my own to look for them.
I came across the T046's with T122 at 1252 between Albert Head and William Head (48 21.1/123 28.1) traveling north. Within a few minutes they turned around and worked their way back towards Race Passage. They were doing long dives between breath sequences of ~6 minutes and appeared to be resting. They milled about west of Race Rocks (48 17.8/123 34.4) as if they were stalking a prey item but I did not confirm a kill. I ended the encounter at 1504 at this location as they continued slowly west bound south of Church Rock.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 15569-01/ DFO SARA 388

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388