Andrew's Whale Diary
2009 03 19 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Here are Camilla's data sheet notes from the day.

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date

March 19th 2009

boat & crew

Sea Slipper – Michael Smith, Andrew Stevenson, Camilla Stringer

time leave and return

2.25 – 21.20

place of departure/return

Michael’s dock

wind knots and direction

NE 8-10 bearing ENE 5-10

previous days knots and direction

Gale force gusts

tide-high and low

Low at 22.00

 

time

whales #

Activity

Place/

coordinates

Dept (feet)

Fluke photo # /

u-w video

16.27

 

No singing

N32 13 650 W65 0 1225

 

Hydrophone #12

17.05

 

No singing

N32 09 511 W65 02 519

 

Hydrophone #13

17.11

 

No singing

Drifting

 

Hydrophone #14

17.28

 

No singing

On Challenger platform

189

Hydrophone #15

17.50

2

blow

N32 05 418 W65 03 187

 

 

17.51

2

Blow x 2, dive

N32 05 103 W65 03 416

143

 

17.54

 

 

 

 

Hydrophone #16

18.05

1

On e of the whales surfaced right beside the boat, and circled it, surfacing four times as it went round

N32 05 227 W65 03 615

 

 

18.08

2

Blow together and dive

 

 

0150 1 bd 2009 03 19 as

18.20

2

Blow x 2

N32 05 335 W65 03 176

150

 

18.22

2

Blow

 

 

Hydrophone #17

18.24

2

Blow

 

 

 

18.27

2

Breach simultaneously

 

 

 

18.29

2

Blow

 

 

 

18.32

2

blow

We turn for home

 

 

18.35

2

blow  - the whales remain in the same area and we can see their spouts rising behind us as we head towards Bermuda

 

 

 

 

 
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