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An Encounter refers to any time we observe killer whales (orcas), from one of our research boats or land, where at least one individual is identified and photographed. Typically, 2-4 staff are involved in an encounter. Once we come into contact with whales (ie. within distance of identifying individuals by sight) we have begun our encounter. During an encounter, our main goal is to photograph every individual present from both the left and right side.   

2020

ENCOUNTERS

Enc # • Date • Pods

« #35 • 25-July • K and L Pod - Haro Strait and San Juan channel

« #34 • 24-July • K and L Pod - Boundary Pass and Haro Strait

« #33 • 04-July • J Pod - Haro Strait

« #32 • 01-July • Transients - Albert Head

« #31 • 01-July • K Pod - Haro Strait

« #30 • 29-June • Transients - San Juan Channel/Griffin Bay

« #29 • 24-May • Transients - South of Discovery Island

« #28 • 22-May • Transients - Haro Strait

« #27 • 14-May • Transients - Constance Bank

« #26 • 08-May • Transients - Andrews and Mitchell Bays

« #25 • 30-Apr • Transients - Kellett Bluff

« #24 • 29-Apr • Transients - Gordon Head

« #23 • 18-Apr • Transients - Monarch Head

« #22 • 16-Apr • Transients - Race Rocks

« #21 • 06-Apr • Transients - Boiling Reef

« #20 • 05-Apr • Transients - Kelp Reef

« #19 • 01-Apr • Transients - Oak Bay Flats

« #18 • 20-Mar • Transients - Moresby Island

« #17 • 19-Mar • Transients - Sooke

« #16 • 19-Mar • Transients - Northern San Juan Islands

« #15 • 15-Mar • Transients - Brotchie Ledge

« #14 • 09-Mar • J Pod - Minke Lake and San Juan Channel

« #13 • 29-Feb • J Pod - Haro Strait

« #12 • 26-Feb • Transients - Constance Bank

« #11 • 26-Feb • Transients - Strait of Juan de Fuca

« #10 • 26-Feb • J Pod - Haro Strait

« #9 • 25-Feb • J Pod - Race Rocks

« #8 • 24-Feb • Transients - Spieden Island

« #7 • 20-Feb • J Pod - Strait of Georgia

« #6 • 19-Feb • J, K Pod - William Head

« #5 • 17-Feb • Transients - Plumper Sound

« #4 • 08-Feb • Transients - Oak Bay Flats

« #3 (Seq #2) • 25-Jan • J, K, L Pod - Victoria waterfront to west of Race Rocks

« #3 (Seq #1) • 25-Jan • J, K, L Pod - Strait of Juan de Fuca

« #2 • 24-Jan • L Pod - Haro Strait

« #1 • 23-Jan • Transients - Trial Island

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