2021 Encounters

Encounter #26 - May 8, 2021
T123 and T123A

T123 and T123A

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T123A and T123C

T123A and T123C

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the T123s

the T123s

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T123A

T123A

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the T123s

the T123s

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T123A

T123A

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T123 and T123D

T123 and T123D

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EncDate: 08/05/21

EncSeq: 2

Enc#: 26

ObservBegin: 07:05 PM

ObservEnd: 07:30 PM

Vessel: Orcinus

Staff: Dave Ellifrit

Pods: Transients

LocationDescr: San Juan Channel

Start Latitude: 48 35.17

Start Longitude: 123 02.17

End Latitude: 48 35.44

End Longitude: 123 03.07

EncSummary:

After Dave left the T124As and T124Ds off Buoy Bay, he retraced his path back through the islands. “Sea Lion” was with the T123s and that was what Dave first saw as he was coming out of Wasp Passage. The encounter started at 1905 mid-San Juan Channel off Yellow Island. The T123s were in a tight group moving very slowly northwest up the channel. They had come up San Juan Channel the previous day too. Dave had tried to catch them at Reuben Tarte Park but his timing was off and he just missed them. Today the T123s were going to pass the same spot again but they were moving so slowly that it was going to take a while. The whales were not arching so Dave ended the encounter at 1930 just a little northwest of where it began.

NotesComments:

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388