Wednesday, May 15, 2013

{Flight} 14 May 2013 Stellwagen

Flying over Sandy Neck beach, Cape Cod

DATE:   5/14/2013
PLATFORM:       Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN:    4:52
AREA SURVEYED:  Stellwagen Bank & Wilkinson Basin
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:      Sawtooth
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line  7030
E line  6924
N line  4230
S line  4154
BEAUFORT RANGE:         2-5

OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:          7 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, 1 fin
whale, 1 sei whale, 30 common dolphins, 4 basking sharks

COMMENTS:       Survey completed in moderate to excellent conditions.

RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
2       13:52   42      02.0    N       69      37.7    W       mom/calf

DETAILS OF RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/

Monday, May 06, 2013

{Flight} 05 May 2013 SCOPEX


View from the NOAA Twin Otter as we fly over Chatham

DATE: 5/5/2013
PLATFORM:   Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN: 3:10
AREA SURVEYED: Great South Channel
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:   SCOPEX
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line 6957
E line 6828
N line 4223
S line 4124
BEAUFORT RANGE:   3-5
OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:   3 Sei whales, 17 Atlantic white-sided
dolphins, and 1Basking shark
COMMENTS:   Flew one full line and two partial lines of SCOPEX north,
then surveyed Franklin Basin, and one partial line SCOPEX on the way
in
RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
2 14:24 -- 42 08.3 N 69 09.0 W mom/calf pair feeding
1 14:48 -- 42 09.8 N 69 05.5 W feeding