Sunday, July 07, 2013

{Flight} 07 July 2013 Great South Channel

Humpback whale bubble feeding!
DATE:   7/7/2013
PLATFORM:       Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN:    5:50
AREA SURVEYED:  Great South Channel
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:      SCOPEX
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line  6942
E line  6807
N line  4156
S line  4057
BEAUFORT RANGE:         2-3

OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:          367 Atlantic white sided dolphins, 54 Giant
blue fin tuna,  37 humpback whales, 16 basking sharks, 3 mola mola, 2
leatherback turtles, 2 blue sharks, 1 fin whale, and 1 minke whale.

COMMENTS:       Because of fog to the South we started on the 2 Northern
most lines in South SCOPEX and finished all 4 Northern SCOPEX lines

RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
1       11:40   --      41      27.2    N       68      58.6    W       very gray animal

Friday, July 05, 2013

{Flight} 05 July 2013 Cashes Ledge

DATE:   7/5/2013
PLATFORM:       Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN:    5:01
AREA SURVEYED:  Cashes Ledge
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:      Sawtooth
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line  6940
E line  6850
N line  4306
S line  4230
BEAUFORT RANGE:         2-4

OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:          1 Humpback whale, 29 Fin whales, 19 Sei
whales, 1 Minke whale, 3 Basking sharks, and 7 Ocean sunfish

COMMENTS:       Survey completed in good to excellent conditions