Sunday, December 29, 2013

{flight) 29 December 2013 Cashes Ledge



We did not find any right whales out on Cashes Ledge today, but we did find two right whales feeding in Cape Cod Bay as we transited across it on our way home!
Photo taken by Christin Khan in the NOAA Twin Otter of Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts

Photo taken by Christin Khan in the NOAA Twin Otter as we flew over the tip of Sandy Neck beach on Cape Cod

DATE: 12/29/2013
PLATFORM:   Twin Otter NOAA 57
HOURS FLOWN: 5:18
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:   2 Humpback whales, 1 Fin whales, 1 Sei
whales, 180 Common dolphins, and 30 Atlantic white-sided dolphins
COMMENTS:   Survey completed in good to excellent conditions. Circled
over whales in CCB on return transit.
RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
1 13:06 -- 41 57.1 N 70 07.3 W transit sighting, feeding
1 13:15 -- 41 56.6 N 70 07.1 W transit sighting, feeding


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

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