On Sept. 6, 1992, Orca Survey received a call from Seacoast Expeditions
that there were a group of approximately 70 whales off Victoria that they
could not identify from the ID manuals. Ken Balcomb, Astrid van Ginneken,
Diane Claridge, and Dave Ellifrit immediately went over to the locality
to get ID pictures. They photographed 67 whales.
This was only the second time they had an offshore killer whale encounter.
The first time was on Aug. 20, 1990, and these whales were found 25 miles
west of Barkley Sound on the west side of Vancouver Island. 48 whales were
photographed during this encounter.