May 13, 2011

13 May, 2011
Dave Ellifrit, Debbie Sharpe, Kira Kranzler, and Mercedes Powell of the Center for Whale Research departed Snug Harbor at 10:50 a.m. with a report of transients just off of Discovery Island, B.C. Approximately seven miles east of Seabird Point (48° 20.83 N,123° 05.77 W) at 11:35 a.m. we found the group of seven transients traveling slowly in a tight group, heading south west. The group included T75, T75A, T73B and the T77s. We were with the group for several hours as they zigzagged their way south west into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Our encounter ended at 2:01 p.m. with the whales still headed south (48° 16.93 N, 123° 08.21 W).
Center for Whale Research, San Juan Island, WA

Transient orca T73B with Mt. Baker, May 13, 2011
Photo by Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research
taken under DFO license #2006-08/SARA-34