Andrew's Whale Diary
2009 03 29 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

The North Atlantic Humpback Whale Research Foundation

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Here are Camilla Stringer's notes from the day.

 

date

March 29, 2009

boat & crew

Emerald Spray, skipper – Than Butterfield Sr, Than Butterfield Jr, Melanie Burns, Nicola, Andrew Stevenson, Nicole Reed, Camilla Stringer

time leave and return

9.00 am – 4.45

place of departure/return

Darrell’s Wharf

wind knots and direction

 

previous days knots and direction

 

tide-high and low

 

 

time

whales #

Activity

Place/

coordinates

Dept (feet)

Fluke photo # /

u-w video

10.22

1

Breach, about quarter mile away

N64 57 290 W32 13 324

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10.26

1

Pec-slapping

 

52

 

10.27

2

Surface three times and then both dive

 

 

 

10.38

2

Blow

N32 14 172 W64 58 523

 

 

10.43

2

Blow

Little Bar

 

 

10.51

1

Blow – different whale further away – perhaps feeding.

 

 

 

11.50

 

Heading towards Challenger

 

 

 

12.05

2

Explorer picks up the whales we have just left and experience a show of tail-lobbing lasting over half an hour.  We can see the activity in the distance.

 

 

 

12.26

0

No singing

N32 08 301 W65 02 888

 

Hydrophone #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N32 06 598 W65 03 415

On Banks

 

 

14.45

1

Blow, dive

Edge of Sally Tuckers

N32 11706 W64 58 269

 

Fluke photo - AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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