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

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