Andrew's Whale Diary
2009 03 15 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

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

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date

Sunday March 15th 2009

boat & crew

Sea Slipper, Michael Smith, Kevin Horsfield, Andrew Stevenson, Camilla Stringer

time leave and return

8.00 – 18.00

place of departure/return

Darrell’s Wharf

wind knots and direction

WSW 8-12

previous days knots and direction

WSW 6-10 building

tide-high and low

Low @ 6.31

 

time

whales #

Activity

Place/

coordinates

Dept (feet)

Fluke photo # /

u-w video

10.08

1 (a)

Blow

N32 11 742 W64 07 967

 

 

10.13

1 (b)

Breach x 3

On horizon

 

 

10.14

1 (a)

Blow

 

 

 

10.20

1 (a)

Blow x 2

N32 13 400 W64 58 726

70

 

10.29

1 (a)

Blow x 2.  No singing

 

 

Hydrophone #10

10.33

1 (a)

Blow

Moving slowly east

 

 

10.37

1 (a)

Blow, dive

 

 

 

10.45

1 (c)

Breach

 

 

Hydrophone #11

10.46

1 (c)

Blow

 

 

 

10.49

1 (a)

Blow x 4, dive

 

 

 

10.59

1 (a)

Bow x  3

N32 14 134 W64 50 021

60

 

11.03

1 (a)

Peck-slapping, blow

N32 14 182 W64 58 113

66

 

11.07

1 (a)

Blow

Travelling west

 

 

11.09

1 (d)

Breach, blow

Near horizon

 

 

11.11

1 (a)

Surface, peck slapping, rolling on back, diving

 

52

 

11.14

1 (a)

Blow, dive

N32 14 062 W64 58 266

 

 

11.15

1 (a)

Breach x 2, peck-slapping

 

 

 

11.16

1 (e)

Blow

 

 

 

11.18

1 (a)

Peck-slapping, blow

 

 

 

11.19

1 (e)

Pecks-slapping

 

 

 

11.21

1 (a)

Blow, Pecks-slapping

 

 

 

11.21

1 (e)

Tail-lobbing x 22, Breach

 

 

 

11.23

1 (e)

Tail-lobbing, Blow

 

 

 

11.25

2  (a,e)

(e) tail-lobbing, the two whales join up

N32 14 393 W64 58 811

 

 

11.26

1 (e)

Surface by boat – looks like a 2 year old

 

 

 

11.30

1 (e)

Blow x 2 – very small

 

 

 

11.31

1 (a)

Blow, surface

 

 

 

11.34

1 (a)

Blow x 3

 

 

Andrew filming

11.36

1 (a)

Peck-slapping

Whilst the engine is off we have drifted quickly away from the whales

 

 

11.51

1 (a)

Blow x 3, Peck-slapping

 

 

 

11.57

1 (a)

Blow x 3

 

 

 

12.01

1 (a)

Blow

 

 

 

12.06

2  (a,e)

Blow x 3

 

 

 

12.08

2  (a,e)

Blow

 

 

 

12.09

2  (a,e)

Surface

 

 

Andrew filming

12.18

2  (a,e)

Blow

Drifting quickly

 

 

12.22

2  (a,e)

Blow

 

 

Andrew out

12.24

1 (a)

Tail-lobbing

 

 

 

12.26

1 (a)

Blow, Blow Tail-lobbing

 

 

 

12.32

1 (a)

Blow

 

 

 

12.54

2  (a,e)

Both adult & juvenile breach

 

 

 

12.59

2  (a,e)

Surface

 

 

 

13.04

1 (a)

Dive – we see something hanging from the fluke. 

 

 

Photos show there to be a ‘bite’ out of fluke with hanging flesh

13.08

1 (a)

surface

N32 16 176 W65 00 799

 

 

13.13

2  (a,e)

Surface, Dive – one fluke small but no photo

 

 

 

13.16

2  (a,e)

Surface behind boat

 

 

 

13.21

2  (a,e)

Surface, Dive

 

 

 

13.58

1 (a)

Breach, Peck-slapping

North edge of Sally Tucker’s

 

 

14.00

1 (a)

Tail-lobbing

N32 15 508 W65 01 193

 

 

14.02

2 (a, f)

Joined by second adult, both Tail-lobbing, Breaching

 

 

 

14.05

2 (a, f)

Blow

 

 

 

14.13

2 (a, f)

Blow

 

 

 

14.25

2

Blow

 

 

 

14.33

1

Blow

 

 

 

14.47

1

Blow

 

70

 

15.36

1

Breach on horizon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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