Encounter #93 - November 20, 2019
Enc Date: 20/11/19
Enc Seq: 1
Observ Begin: 03:56 PM
Observ End: 04:20 PM
Vessel: Mike 1
Staff: Mark Malleson
Location Descr: Victor Foxtrot/south of Race Rocks
Start Latitude: 48 14.5
Start Longitude: 123 32.1
End Latitude: 48 15.9
End Longitude: 123 31.4
Mark received a call from Rod King of Eagle Wing Adventures that he had come across some east bound Bigg's offshore of East Sooke.
He left Victoria harbour on Mike 1 at ~1500. Rod called back as Mark was halfway to Race Rocks to say that they had confirmed the T123's and were leaving them heading south east towards the Victor Foxtrot buoy. At 1530 Mark spotted T123A south east bound within a half mile of the buoy and after a few minutes could see the other 3 ~ .5 nm to the north west on a kill. T123A turned and quickly made his way over to join them at 48 14.8/123 32.0 (.75 north of the VF buoy). After several minutes of prey sharing the group spread out with T123 following behind within a quarter mile of the other 3 as they tracked towards the north east. Mark ended the encounter at 1620 as the sun had set below the Olympic mountains. He arrived back to the dock in Victoria harbour at 1700.
Photos taken under Federal Permits
NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388