2022 Encounters

Encounter #43- July 24, 2022
J27

J27

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the J37s

the J37s

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J27

J27

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J40, J59, and J37

J40, J59, and J37

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J53 and J57

J53 and J57

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J45, J37, and J59

J45, J37, and J59

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J59, J37, and J56

J59, J37, and J56

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J45, J38, and J47

J45, J38, and J47

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J38 and J22

J38 and J22

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J45

J45

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J27

J27

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J58 and J41

J58 and J41

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J26

J26

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J41, J39, and J19

J41, J39, and J19

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EncDate:24/07/22 

EncSeq:1

Enc#:43

ObservBegin:09:40 AM

ObservEnd:10:06 AM

Vessel:Orcinus

Staff:Dave Ellifrit

Other Observers:Stewart Macintyre

Pods:J

LocationDescr:Haro Strait

Start Latitude:48 38.86

Start Longitude:123 13.68

End Latitude:48 39.97

End Longitude:123 13.12

 

EncSummary:

Dave received a call from Jane Cogan saying that she was seeing J pod heading north around Kellett Bluff. The team then headed down to Snug Harbor and left in the boat at 0920. We got on scene west of Spieden Island at 0940. Except for J27, all of J pod was in a single tight resting group heading slowly north. J27 was by himself about 500 yards or so to the southeast of the rest of the whales. Since J pod was not arching very high, we only spent about ten minutes over two surfacing sequences with them. After we were sure that we got a photo of everyone, we made our way over to J27 who was traveling slowly north just south of Tiptop Hill on Stuart Island. J27 has looked noticeably thin for several months now and we wanted to document if there was any change in his condition. He still does not have his “normal” look but maybe looks a wee bit better than he looked in June. J27 meandered slowly up Haro Strait following the rest of J pod still several hundred yards to the northwest. We ended the encounter at 1006 off Tiptop Hill on Stuart Island.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388