Encounter # 66 • August 30 • J,K,L pods

J32 breachs behind J46 and J28
Photo by Emma Foster

Residents in Swanson Channel
Photo by Dave Ellifrit

Photo by Ken Balcomb

L112 Breach
Photo by Stewart Macintyre

Encounter # 66 • August 30 • J,K,L pods

Departed Snug Harbor: 8:55 a.m.
Begin Encounter: 11:36 a..m.
Start Lat: 48° 41.146 N
Start Long: 123° 15.992 W
End Encounter: 12:46 p.m.
End Lat: 48° 44.718 N
End Long: 123° 17.960 W
Returned to Snug Harbor: 2:05 p.m.

Vessel Shachi: Ken Balcomb
Vessel Orca: Dave Ellifrit, Kathy Babiak, Emma Foster and Stewart Macintyre

After searching for reported transients around Morsby Island and Schwartz Bay, Center staff headed to Turn Point and encountered residents milling in groups. The encounter ended in lower Swanson Channel with the whales traveling steadily north.


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