T002C's near Darcy Island on March 16.
Mark Malleson, Victoria, B.C.
March 16, 2011 out with Capt. Brian on the Peregrine of Maya's Westside Charters for an afternoon trip at 1:00. No sooner do we leave the harbor than we hear a report of whales in Haro Strait.
Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research had spotted the whales. Transients, the T2Cs, 3 of them, were heading up the west side of Haro Strait. They were taking long dives and one time when 'they' surfaced they appeared to be 1 1/2 miles ahead with Kelp Reef marker in the background. However, when the T2Cs surfaced again they were only a short distance from us. We wondered if there were more whales.
Transient orcas, T2Cs off Darcy Island
March 16, 2011
Photo by Mark Malleson
May 27, 2011
The T002C's and the T023's went West in Cormorant Channel on May 27th
June 22, 2011
2 pm: The same three Transient Orca including T002C were found in Whale Pass by Rendezvous Island headed in a North-Easterly direction. A short time later they did a bit of zig zag and started Southward. Garry left them around 3:30 pm close to Hill Island in Sutil Channel with some other whale watching boats. These are the same whales that have been in and around the same general area over a number of weeks now. They appear and disappear every day or so probably into one of the many channels and inlets around and just above Desolation Sound.
Garry Henkel, Aboriginal Journeys
sent by Susan MacKay, Whales and Dolphins of BC, Powell River, BC