Tuesday, June 24, 2014

{flight} 24 June 2014 Franklin Basin

Foggy conditions obscure visibility of the ocean below.  Photo by Christin Khan/NOAA/NEFSC

DATE: 6/24/2014
PLATFORM:   Twin Otter NOAA57
HOURS FLOWN: 2:52
AREA SURVEYED: Franklin Basin
PURPOSE OF FLIGHT:   Sawtooth
TRACKLINE BOUNDS:
W line 6834
E line 6714
N line 4224
S line 4148
BEAUFORT RANGE:   0-3
OTHER SPECIES OF NOTE:   11 Humpback whales, 3 Fin whales, 4 Sei
whales, 3 Minke whales, 3 Pilot whales, 531 Atlantic white-sided
dolphins, 16 Basking sharks, and 3 Ocean sunfish
COMMENTS:   Only completed 1/3 of survey due to fog.
Teacher-in-the-Air on board.
RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS (# of Eg and Location):
1 10:23 -- 42 07.0 N 67 55.0 W off watch

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