2022 Encounters

Encounter #50- Aug 18, 2022

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T2C1

T2C1

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T2C1

T2C1

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T2C5

T2C5

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T2C5

T2C5

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T2C3 and T2C

T2C3 and T2C

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T2C1

T2C1

T2C3

T2C3

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T2C3 and T2C5

T2C3 and T2C5

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EncDate:18/08/22 

EncSeq:1

Enc#*:50

ObservBegin:02:55 PM

ObservEnd:03:10 PM

Vessel:Orcinus

Staff:Dave Ellifrit

Other Observers:Stewart Macintyre, Federica Spina, Samantha Mundorff

Pods:Transients

LocationDescr:Haro Strait

Start Latitude:48 37.08

Start Longitude:123 13.52

End Latitude:48 38.02

End Longitude:123 15.10

EncSummary:

We were working in CWR’s photo-ID office while listening to reports of a group of transients, who turned out to be the T2Cs, that had been found in San Juan Channel. When we had heard that the whales had made it to the west end of Spieden Island, we decided to go out and take a quick look at them. We left Snug Harbor at 1440 and got on scene about mid-Haro Strait between Battleship Island and Mandarte Island at 1455. The T2Cs appeared to be milling, possibly on a kill, as we were approaching the area but began traveling slowly northwest in a tight group shortly after we arrived. The whales were surfacing regularly, and we got some nice lefts during a quick pass at them. We ended the encounter at 1510 just on the Canadian side of the border with the whales still traveling northwest in the direction of Gooch Island.

Photos taken under Federal Permits

NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388