Sunday, June 08, 2014

{flight} 08 June 2014 Great South Channel



DATE: 6/8/2014
PLATFORM:   Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN: 4:17
AREA SURVEYED: Great South Channel - SCOPEX NORTH
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:   SCOPEX
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line 6957
E line 6828
N line 4223
S line 4124
BEAUFORT RANGE:   1-2
OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:   58 Humpback whales, 19 Fin whales, 46 Sei
whales, 6 Minke whales, 2 Harbor porpoise, 98 Basking sharks, and 3
Ocean sunfish
COMMENTS:   Survey completed in excellent conditions
RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
3 12:25 -- 42 10.0 N 68 45.0 W mom/calf
4 12:54 -- 42 10.9 N 68 42.6 W mom/calf
2 13:08 -- 42 13.1 N 68 38.8 W
2 13:24 -- 42 12.2 N 69 02.3 W lobtailing


Sei whales feeding as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Right whale calf with mother below as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Mother and calf right whale with characteristic v-shaped blow as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Right whale feeding subsurface as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Sei whale mother and calf as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Sei whales feeding as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Right whale as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Right whale mother and calf as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Right whale feeding subsurface as seen from the air.
Photograph by NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355

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