"Rosita" Research Log - Leg 2

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Species (Sp) Key:
CODO - Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
STDO - Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
WSDO - Atlantic White Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)
BLWH - Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
PIWH - Pilot Whale (Globicephala melaena)
SPWH - Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus or Physeter catadon)
UNDO - Unidentified Dolphin
UNSW - Unidentified Whale

Date On/off effort V-vis; A-acstc Time (UTC) Lat (N) Long (W) Depth (f) Temp (F) Sea State Clouds (%) Vis. (mi) Hdg (mag) Obsvrs Sp. # Dist and brg Comments Photo/ video?
5/27/00 Strt-V,A 542 5341.0 1032.3
51.2 3 70 >5 40 ARK/NA


Heading north along 100 m contour towards Mullet peninsula
5/27/00 On-V,A 607 5342.9 1030.2
51.0 4 70 >5 40 ARK/NA


Hearing fast clicks, not Pc
5/27/00 On-V,A 646 5346.9 1026.8
51.0 4 90 >5 10 ARK/NA



5/27/00 On-V,A 657 5347.4 1027.4
51.0 3 70 >5 10 ARK/NA


Hearing intermittent clicks. Sounds got faint and disappeared after 10 minutes.
5/27/00 On-V,A 710 5348.7 1027.2
51.0 3 75 >5 10 LAC/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 730 5350.7 1027.7
51.2 4 70 >5 10 LAC/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 800 5353.0 1028.5
51.2 4 70 >5 10 LAC/MJM


Few distant whistles. One grunt.
5/27/00 On-V,A 830 5356.3 1029.4
51.2 4 70 >5 15 LAC/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 905 5359.9 1029.8
51.2 4 80 >5 15 LAC/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 930 5402.8 1029.3
51.2 4 80 >5 26 PKH/NA



5/27/00 On-V,A 1000 5405.9 1028.1
51.4 4 60 >5 26 PKH/NA



5/27/00 On-V,A 1030 5408.9 1027.1
50.9 4 70 >5 26 PKH/NA



5/27/00 On-V,A 1100 5411.7 1027.6
50.9 3 70 >5 0 PKH/NA



5/27/00 On-V,A 1130 5414.7 1028.0
50.7 4 90 >5 0 ARK/LAC


Light rain
5/27/00 On-V,A 1200 5417.5 1027.5
50.9 4 70 >5 0 ARK/LAC



5/27/00 On-V,A 1250 5421.0 1023.0
51.2 4 20 >5 105 ARK/LAC



5/27/00 On-V,A 1330 5421.8 1018.9
51.2 4 40 >5 105 PKH/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 1400 5421.5 1014.2
51.2 4 50 >5 105 PKH/MJM



5/27/00 On-V,A 1430 5420.8 1009.4
51.4 4 60 >5 110 PKH/MJM



5/27/00 End 1500 5420.3 1005.0
51.4 4 60 >5 110 PKH/MJM


Entering Broadhaven Bay
5/28/00 Strt-V 950 5419.2 956.6 148 52.5 1 80 >5 320 PKH/MJM


Start watch- motoring along coast towards Blacksod Bay
5/28/00 On-V 1009 5419.7 959.8 237 52.3 1 35 >5 293 PKH/MJM


Course change
5/28/00 On-V 1031 5420.2 1003.9 237 52.3 1 30 >5 293 PKH/MJM



5/28/00 On-V 1044 5420.2 1005.3 294 52.1 1 40 >5 295 PKH/MJM HAPO 2 150 m port Probable Pp- not confirmed, but size and movement correct
5/28/00 On-V 1100 5420.6 1008.1 323 52.2 2 55 >5 293 ARK/NA



5/28/00 On-V 1145 5420.2 1013.7 230 52.1 2 30 >5 230 ARK/NA



5/28/00 On-V 1240 5416.8 1016.1 331 51.8 3 20 >5 114 ARK/NA


Put sails up, deploy then retract hydraphone, poor watch coverage during this time
5/28/00 On-V 1310 5415.8 1011.5 246 51.8 4 20 >5 114 LAC/PKH



5/28/00 On-V 1332 5414.8 1009.1 215 51.8 4 20 >5 250 LAC/PKH


Course change
5/28/00 On-V 1400 5413.3 1013.7 259 51.9 4 40 >5 260 LAC/PKH



5/28/00 On-V 1430 5412.2 1019.5 320 51.8 4 40 >5 255 LAC/PKH



5/28/00 On-V 1441 5411.9 1020.7 351 51.8 4 40 >5 114 LAC/PKH


Course change
5/28/00 On-V 1512 5411.1 1015.1 214 51.8 4 20 >5 250 ARK/NA



5/28/00 On-V 1550 5409.2 1021.8 296 51.8 5 30 >5 235 ARK/NA



5/28/00 On-V 1625 5407.3 1025.2
51.8 5 20 >5 124 ARK/NA


Course change
5/28/00 On-V 1700 5406.3 1020.1 231 51.8 4 30 >5 124 ARK/NA



5/28/00 End 1730 5405.2 1014.3
51.5 4 60 >5 120 ARK/NA


Entering Blacksod Bay
5/29/00 strt-V 820 5404.2 1011.9 149 52.3 2 30 >5 292 ARK/NA


Engine on, no hydrophone. Heading out to 200 m contour and north along it.
5/29/00 On-V 900 5405.0 1017.7 157 51.5 2 30 >5 292 LAC/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 930 5405.7 1022.8 288 51.8 2 30 >5 292 LAC/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1000 5406.4 1027.9 282 51.9 2 30 >5 292 LAC/MJM


Lobster pots
5/29/00 On-V 1030 5406.9 1032.1 465 51.8 2 30 >5 292 LAC/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1100 5407.5 1037.0 498 51.8 2 30 >5 292 LAC/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1130 5408.5 1041.6
51.9 2 10 >5 292 PKH/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1200 5408.9 1026.7
51.9 3 10 >10 290 PKH/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1212 5409.2 1048.2
52.1 3 10 >10 25 PKH/NA


Course change, going north along 200 m contour
5/29/00 On-V 1234 5411.4 1047.3
51.9 3 10 >10 25 PKH/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1300 5413.3 1046.3
52.3 3 10 >10 25 ARK/LAC



5/29/00 On-V 1330 5417.0 1045.1
52.3 4 10 >10 25 ARK/LAC



5/29/00 On-V 1400 5420.5 1043.8
52.3 3 20 >10 25 ARK/LAC



5/29/00 On-V 1430 5422.9 1042.9
52.5 3 20 >10 25 ARK/LAC



5/29/00 On-V 1450 5424.7 1042.2
52.7 3 30 >10 112 ARK/LAC


Course change for Erris head
5/29/00 On-V 1500 5424.4 1039.5
52.3 3 30 >10 112 PKH/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1540 5423.4 1032.7
52.7 3 20 >10 112 PKH/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1600 5423.0 1029.3
52.8 3 20 >10 112 PKH/MJM



5/29/00 On-V 1630 5422.5 1023.9
52.7 2 20 >10 112 ARK/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1700 5421.9 1018.0
52.7 2 20 >10 112 ARK/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1735 5421.4 1010.9
53.0 2 14 >10 112 ARK/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1802 5420.7 1005.3
52.8 2 10 >10 117 ARK/NA



5/29/00 On-V 1830 5419.5 959.9 182 52.8 2 20 >10 125 ARK/NA



5/29/00 End 1900 5417.7 959.9 129 52.7 2 20 >10 136 ARK/NA


Entering Broad Haven Bya
5/30/00 Strt-V 700 5421.9 953.9 247 51.4 2 30 >10 3 PKH/NA


Leaving Broad Haven Bay to explore cold water to the north
5/30/00 On-V 715 5423.7 954.3 281 51.4 2 30 >10 3 PKH/NA WSDO 3 20 m strbd
5/30/00 On-V 725 5424.9 954.5 290 51.9 2 20 >10 3 PKH/NA COSE 1 75 M prt Harbor seal
5/30/00 On-V 800 5428.8 955.2 329 52.3 2 20 >10 3 PKH/NA



5/30/00 On-V 830 5432.3 955.7 334 52.1 2 20 >10 3 PKH/NA



5/30/00 On-V 900 5435.4 956.1 321 52.3 2 20 >10 3 ARK/LAC


Water has turned very green
5/30/00 On-V 1000 5442.3 957.0 323 51.8 4 45 >10 3 ARK/LAC



5/30/00 End 1036 5445.7 957.3 327 52.1 3 45 >10 3 ARK/LAC


Navy doing helicopter drop on boat
5/30/00 Strt-V 1100 5448.0 958.8 351 52.5 3 35 >10 3 ARK/LAC


Back on survey after human drop and pick-up on stern. They had not seen any whales.
5/30/00 On-V 1130 5450.5 958.9 370 52.3 3 65 >10 3 PKH/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1200 5453.7 958.9 383 52.3 2 30 >10 3 PKH/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1230 5456.8 959.1 400 52.3 2 15 >10 3 PKH/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1256 5459.4 959.3 393 52.3 3 20 >10 277 ARK/NA


Heading west towards shelf edge
5/30/00 On-V 1330 5459.2 1005.5 456 52.5 4 10 >10 277 ARK/NA



5/30/00 On-V 1410 5458.8 1011.9
52.5 4 20 >10 260 ARK/NA



5/30/00 On-V 1447 5458.2 1015.7
52.8 3 30 >10 304 ARK/NA



5/30/00 On-V 1500 5459.2 1017.8
52.8 3 20 >10 315 LAC/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1525 5459.1 1017.1
52.8 3 20 >10 122 LAC/MJM


Heading to Killybegs harbor
5/30/00 On-V 1600 5457.6 1011.7
52.7 2 30 >10 122 LAC/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1630 5456.0 1005.1
52.7 2 35 >10 122 LAC/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1700 5454.8 1000.4
53.0 2 35 >10 122 LAC/MJM



5/30/00 On-V 1730 5453.7 954.7 367 53.0 3 40 >10 122 PKH/NA



5/30/00 On-V 1800 5452.5 949.8 337 53.0 3 30 >10 122 PKH/NA



5/30/00 On-V 1823 5451.7 945.1 320 53.2 3 40 >10 122 PKH/NA CODO 50-75 200 m strbd Associated w/ feeding gannets, then bow riding
5/30/00 On-V 1900 5450.3 938.7 344 53.6 3 50 >10 122 PKH/ARK



5/30/00 On-V 1930 5449.1 932.9 334 53.7 3 20 >10 122 PKH/ARK



5/30/00 On-V 2000 5448.1 927.3 334 53.4 3 15 >10 122 ARK


Just one onbservor
5/30/00 End 2030 5446.9 921.2 308 53.4 3 15 >10 122 ARK



6/2/00 Strt-V 615 5434.5 837.7
52.7 4 100 >5 262 ARK/NA


Surveying in Donegal Bay
6/2/00 On-V 700 5434.1 840.1
52.3 4 100 >5 262 LAC/MJM



6/2/00 On-V 736 5434.0 843.5
51.9 4 100 >5 270 LAC/MJM



6/2/00 On-V+A 820 5434.7 843.9
51.9 4 100 >5 300 LAC/MJM


Hydrophone deployed
6/2/00 On-V+A 900 5435.6 902.6
51.8 5 100 >5 285 PKH/NA



6/2/00 On-V+A 930 5436.0 909.7
52.1 5 100 >5 285 PKH/NA



6/2/00 On-V+A 1000 5436.4 916.4
51.9 6 100 >5 285 PKH/NA



6/2/00 On-V+A 1030 5436.3 924.3
51.9 6 100 >5 280




6/2/00 On-V 1100 5436.9 931.0
51.9 6 100 >5 290 LAC/ARK


End accoustic
6/2/00 On-V+A 1128 5438.0 938.3
51.6 6 100 >5 290 LAC/ARK



6/2/00 On-V+A 1210 5439.4 948.5
51.6 6 95 >5 285 LAC/ARK



6/2/00 On-V+A 1230 5439.9 945.0
51.8 6 95 >5 185 LAC/ARK



6/2/00 On-V 1300 5437.1 955.0
51.8 6 90 >5 180 PKH/MJM



6/2/00 On-V+A 1330 5434.0 953.9
51.6 6 85 >5 180 PKH/MJM



6/2/00 On-V+A 1400 5429.8 954.2
51.6 6 95 >5 190 PKH/MJM



6/2/00 On-V 1427 5426.6 954.7 318 51.8 6 98 >5 190 PKH/MJM


End Accoustic
6/2/00 On-V 1457 5422.2 954.7
51.4 6 95 >5 190 ARK/NA


Approaching Broad Haven Bay
6/2/00 End 1648 5415.6 953.1
51.8 6 95 >5





6/3/00 Off 1700 5415.2 953.5 30





RIOT 1
River otter (Lutra lutra) eating fish by boat while we were tied to peir at Ballyglass
6/4/00 Strt-V 600 5417.3 954.3 120 51.8 3 100 >5 315 PKH/NA


Leaving Braod Haven Bay. Heading towards Blacksod Bay aong the coast
6/4/00 On-V 630 5419.3 958.0 178 51.4 3 100 >5 330 PKH/NA



6/4/00 On-V 657 5420.0 1001.2 269 51.0 3 100 >5 245 PKH/NA


Motor on, course change
6/4/00 On-V 730 5417.3 1006.7 184 51.2 2 100 >5 196 LAC/ARK


Course change
6/4/00 On-V 757 5414.4 1007.3 180 51.0 2 100 >5 168 LAC/ARK UNSE 1 20m prt Unidentified seal
6/4/00 On-V 810 5412.8 1006.3 66 51.4 2 100 >5 205 LAC/ARK GRSE 25
Grey seals- one beached (big male) on Leacarack
6/4/00 On-V 830 5410.6 1007.5 81 51.8 2 95 >5 203 LAC/ARK



6/4/00 On-V 900 5408.2 1008.8 54 51.9 2 100 >5 203 LAC/ARK


Approaching Inishkea North
6/4/00 End 920 5407.5 1011.2 47 51.9 1 100 >5 292 LAC/ARK


Anchor to explore old whaling station
6/4/00 Strt-V 1330 5405.1 1012.8 135 52.1 2 95 >5 213 LAC/PKH


Leave Inishkea/Rusheen, heading to Inishboffin
6/4/00 On-V 1400 5402.4 1014.3 217 52.3 3 95 >5 205 LAC/ARK



6/4/00 On-V 1430 5357.1 1015.6 232 51.6 2 70 >5 178 LAC/ARK



6/4/00 On-V 1507 5353.5 1013.9 193 52.3 2 35 >5 178 PKH/NA UNSE 1
Unidentified seal by Bill's rock
6/4/00 On-V 1530 5351.0 1013.0 174 52.7 1 35 >5 180 PKH/NA



6/4/00 On-V 1600 5347.4 1011.9 170 53.6 1 35 >5 180 PKH/NA



6/4/00 On-V 1630 5344.6 1011.1 218 53.9 2 15 >5 180 PKH/NA



6/4/00 On-V 1635 5344.2 1011.0 194 53.7 2 15 >5 180 PKH/NA COSE 1
Common seal
6/4/00 On-V 1700 5341.2 1010.0 200 53.4 2 10 >5 180 ARK/NA



6/4/00 On-V 1723 5338.6 1009.3 176 52.7 3 10 >5 180 ARK/NA HAPO 2
Probable Harbor porpoise - can't confirm- just one sighting of fins
6/4/00 End 1740 5336.5 1009.4 78 51.8 2 15 >5 264 ARK/LAC


Approaching Inishboffin
6/5/00 Strt-V 1015 5337.5 1016.3 160 51.4 2 30 >5 338 LAC/ARK


Leaving Inishboffin. Heading to bank west of Clare Isl. Natasha Aguilar leaves.
6/5/00 On-V 1030 5339.3 1017.4
51.2 2 30 >5 338 LAC/ARK




6/5/00 On-V 1100 5342.3 1020.0 292 52.8 2 15 >5 338 LAC/ARK


Excellent sighting conditions
6/5/00 On-V 1104 5342.6 1020.3
53.0 2 15 >5 338 LAC/PKH GRSE 1 100 m stbd 1120- PKH in crows nest ~45 feet above water
6/5/00 On-V 1130 5345.2 1022.4 271 52.7 2 10 >5 335 LAC/PKH




6/5/00 On-V+A 1156 5347.4 1027.2 178 52.7 2 10 >5
LAC/PKH


Stopped to listen on hydrophone
6/5/00 On-V+A 1205 5347.4 1025.0 246 53.0 2 10 >5
LAC/PKH GRSE 8
Grey seals in slick near boat. Hearing percussive clicks recorded 5 minutes.
6/5/00 On-V 1228 5347.6 1024.8 218 52.7 2 10 >5 310 MJM/PKH


Underway again, hydrophone off. PKH still in crows nest
6/5/00 On-V 1250 5348.8 1028.4
52.7 2 10 >5 310 MJM/PKH


Small cetaceans @303 degrees.
6/5/00 On-V 1257 5349.3 1028.8
53.0 2 10 >5 999 All RIDO 2
Grampus griseus, very white, photos. Others in distance. PKH out of crows nest Photos
6/5/00 On-V+A 1300 5349.5 1028.9
53.2 2 0 >5 999 All


Shut down w/ Grampus around to listen. Recorded from 15-23 min. elapsed time. Recorded clicks, grunts and repeated breaching.
6/5/00 On-V 1317 5349.6 1028.5
53.6 2 30 >5 999 All RIDO 4
Only group not approached. Some may have joined the 5 below.
6/5/00 On-V 1317 5349.6 1028.5
53.6 2 30 >5 999 All RIDO 5
Darker animals, one breached at least 10 times, landing on side. Later joined with others. Photogrpahs and video of 6-8 animals Both
6/5/00 On-V 1352 5349.6 1028.2
53.6 4 30 >5 247 LAC/ARK


Heading to next way point
6/5/00 On-V+A 1434 5347.4 1034.2
54.1 4 30 >5 999 LAC/ARK


Stopped to listen. Ship at 6 mi loud, obscured sounds
6/5/00 On-V 1504 5347.7 1034.3 383 54.3 4 70 >5 180 LAC/PKH


End listening station. Heading south.
6/5/00 On-V 1550 5344.9 1032.3 347 54.1 4 55 >5 145 LAC/PKH




6/5/00 On-V+A 1606 5344.0 1030.8
53.7 4 80 >5 150 PKH/MJM



6/5/00 On-V+A 1630 5342.2 1028.1
53.7 4 20 >5 150 PKH/MJM


Faint whistles heard
6/5/00 On-V 1700 5340.2 1024.5
54.1 4 80 >5 150 PKH/MJM


Whistles heard for 30 minutes. End accoustic.
6/5/00 On-V 1715 5338.9 1020.8

4 80 >5 105 PKH/MJM


Course change
6/5/00 On-V 1738 5338.7 1018.4 230 52.8 4 100 >5 102 MJM/ARK COSE 1 50 m port
6/5/00 End 1808 5338.4 1012.1 166 52.3 2 100 >5 102 LAC/ARK



6/6/00 off 400 5255.0 1029.8
54.0 6.0 90.0 >3 80.0 LAC CODO 15 20 m both bow riding before sunrise
6/6/00 Off 939 5234.8 941.7 20 55.0 1 50 >5 107
BODO 4
Tursiops in the Shannon


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