2020 Encounters

Encounter #43 - Sept 9, 2020
T109_T109B3

T109_T109B3

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T041A3

T041A3

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T123A

T123A

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T109C

T109C

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T123_T123D

T123_T123D

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T109B5

T109B5

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Enc Date:09/09/20

Enc Seq:2

Enc#: 43

Observ Begin: 12:31 PM

Observ End: 01:26 PM

Vessel: Mike 1

Staff: Mark Malleson

Pods: Transients

Location Descr: Sombrio Point

Start Latitude: 48 27.2

Start Longitude: 124 24.7

End Latitude: 48 23.7

End Longitude: 124 19.2

Enc Summary:

At ~1225 Mark on Mike 1 was working his way west past Sombrio Point on route for Port Renfrew when he caught a suspiciously killer whale like blow offshore of him. He turned out and saw some small dorsal fins pointed east against the moderate south east outflows. Mark slogged his way against the 3 foot seas and eventually got some shots of what turned out to be the T109B's. After a few minutes of tracking to the south east with them at ~5 knots he spotted another group to the south which included a bull.
This group included the T041's, T123's and the T109C's.
The group eventually came together and continued in a south east direction.
Mark ended the encounter at 1231 and resumed his course for Port Renfrew.

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