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Encounter # 36 • July 14 • J's, K's and L2's

Encounter # 36 • July 14 • J's, K's and L2's

Platform: Orca and Starlet
Departed Snug Harbor: 8:30 a.m.
Begin Encounter: 8:44 a.m.
Start Lat: 48° 35.707N
Start Long: 123° 12.548 W
End Encounter: 11:04 a.m.
End Lat: 48° 44.380 N
End Long: 123° 16.447 W
Returned to Snug Harbor: 12:10 a.m.

Observers: Dave Ellifrit, Erin Heydenreich and Emma Foster on Orca. John Durban and Jeff Hogan on Starlet.

Both Orca and Starlet departed Snug Harbor at 8:30 a.m. J's, K's and the L2's were encountered off Kellett Bluff. The whales were spread out in tight groups heading north. The encounter ended at 11:04 a.m. in Swanson Channel. The whales moved close to shore off North Pender Island, B.C. and traveling slowly north.

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These photos were taken under MMPA permit #532-1822and/or DFO license #2006-08/SARA-34.