Encounter # 42 • July 6 • J's
Departed Snug Harbor: 6:30 a.m.
Begin Encounter: 6:45 a.m.
Start Lat: 48° 60.93 N
Start Long: 123° 23.98 W
End Encounter: 7:54 a.m.
End Lat: 48° 63.14 N
End Long: 123° 24.84 W
Returned to Snug Harbor: 8:24 a.m.
Ken Balcomb, Pam Smith, and George Hamilton
Vessel Eagle Dancer: Mark Malleson, Emma Foster, and Astrid van Ginneken
Center staff woke to whale blows at 5:15 am shortly departed in two
vessels, Shachi and Eagle Dancer. Two groups of whales were
encountered on the west side of Haro Straight. The first group
had J31, J32 and J39. J27 was a little further off milling, he later joined the other three. The second group had J22, J38 and
J34. Both groups were traveling north. We
received reports from whale watch operators that more members of J pod, along with K21, K40, K16 and K35 were further north and heading through active pass.
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