2021 Encounters

Encounter #93 - Dec 24, 2021
T097

T097

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T097

T097

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EncDate: 24/12/21

EncSeq : 2

Enc# : 93

ObservBegin : 01:39 PM

ObservEnd : 01:59 PM

Vessel:  Mike 1 

Staff : Mark Malleson

Other Observers : Joe Zelwietro, Gary Sutton

IDsEncountered : T097  

LocationDescr:  Parry Bay

Start Latitude : 48 21.60

Start Longitude:  123 29.36

End Latitude : 48 20.66

End Longitude : 123 30.02

 

EncSummary : 

While approaching Race Pass on their transit back to Victoria, their “eyes in the sky” Gord Rowles called to let Mark know that he had spotted a single male killer whale travelling west just off the Victoria waterfront. The crew continued on to find a solitary T097 moving steadily southwest from just offshore of Albert Head at 1339. T097 is a rarer sighting for CWR, though December is a common month to find him traversing the area. As he seemed committed to Race Pass and showed no signs of predation, the crew on Mike 1 ended the encounter off Parry Bay at 1359 and turned home to Victoria.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388