2020 Encounters

Encounter #56 - Oct 20, 2020
T046E,T137A

T046E,T137A

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T046B1A_T046B1B

T046B1A_T046B1B

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T046B4

T046B4

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T046B1B

T046B1B

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T046B2,T046B,T046B4,T137,T046,T046E,T137A

T046B2,T046B,T046B4,T137,T046,T046E,T137A

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T046B1, T046B1B

T046B1, T046B1B

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T046B1, T046B1B

T046B1, T046B1B

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T046B1B

T046B1B

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T137A,T046E,T046

T137A,T046E,T046

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T046B4

T046B4

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T046B1,T046B1A,T046B1B

T046B1,T046B1A,T046B1B

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T046B2,T046B,T046B6,T046E,T137A

T046B2,T046B,T046B6,T046E,T137A

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T046D

T046D

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T137,T046B,T046B4,T046B2

T137,T046B,T046B4,T046B2

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NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388

EncDate: 20/10/20

FolderID: 20201020MLM_JF1

EncSeq: 1

Enc#: 56

ObservBegin: 01:14 PM

ObservEnd: 01:55 PM

Vessel: Mike 1

Staff: Mark Malleson

Pods: Transients

LocationDescr: southwest of Bechey Head

Start Latitude: 48 16.3

Start Longitude: 123 38.3

End Latitude: 48 15.0

End Longitude: 123 42.9

EncSummary:

Mark left Victoria harbor on Mike 1 at 1245 to follow up a report of a large number of spread out Bigg's who had been reported south eastbound off of Bechey Head.
He headed towards the south of Race Rocks and then got a call from one of the commercial whale watch boats out of Victoria that they had turned back to the west and were grouped up socializing close to where they were originally reported.
Mark arrived at 1314 ~2.5 nm south of Bechey Head and could see a very animated group working their way southwest in a moderate swell.
He confirmed that the T046's along with T122 were present along with all the T046B's and T137 and her son, T137A.
The large lead group included most of the T046's along with T137 and T137A. The two large bulls T137A and T046E were alongside each other in this large group as the T046B1's trailed behind ~1nm to the northeast with T046F solo within quarter-mile south of them.
Mark ended the encounter at 1355 as they crossed the U.S. border on a line for the west of Crescent Bay.

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