2022 Encounters

Encounter #19 - April 28, 2022
T49A3 and T49A6

T49A3 and T49A6

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T65B1 and T65B

T65B1 and T65B

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T49A3 and T49A4

T49A3 and T49A4

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T65B1

T65B1

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T49A3

T49A3

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T49A4 and T49A6

T49A4 and T49A6

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T65B

T65B

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T49A and T49A6

T49A and T49A6

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T49As

T49As

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T49A and T49A5

T49A and T49A5

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T49A and T49A3

T49A and T49A3

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T49A3 and T49A5

T49A3 and T49A5

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EncDate: 28/4/22 

EncSeq: 1

Enc#: 19

ObservBegin: 02:45 PM

ObservEnd: 04:06 PM

Vessel: Orcinus

Staff: Dave Ellifrit, Michael Weiss

Other Observers: Darren Croft

Pods: Transients

Start Latitude: 48 40.77

Start Longitude: 123 14.49

End Latitude: 48 40.98

End Longitude: 123 18.92

 

EncSummary:

Michael, Darren, and Dave were in the CWR office when we heard about the T49As north of Henry Island. Once we got our gear ready, we headed down to Snug Harbor and left in the boat at 1425.
We got on scene at 1445 just south of Turn Point to find five members of the T49As milling near the Stuart Island shoreline. T49A1 and T49A2 were not present but T49A’s new calf of the year T49A6 was. The whales went down on a long dive and came up around the corner at the point. The T49As then proceeded to zig-zag their way toward Swanson Channel. We ended the encounter with the T49As at 1540 mid-channel about a mile south of the south end of Swanson Channel.  
While we were with the T49As, we heard about the T65Bs near the west end of Gooch Island. We made it over to that area by 1555 where the T65Bs were briefly milling on the east side of Brethour Island. The T65Bs then began traveling slowly northwest along the Brethour Island shoreline in a loose group. We only stayed with them for one pass and left the scene at 1606.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388