Subject: Re: NMFS/PSB Aerial Survey May 16, 2000
> Flight Summary for May 16, 2000 - NEFSC, PSB
> The NEFSC/PSB aerial survey for 5/16/00 departed Plymouth and
started in Great
> South Channel on Scopex line 21, which we followed eastbound to
58%> South Channel on Scopex line 21, which we followed eastbound to
> tracklines which again covered the Northern Edge of Georges Bank as far
> Near the eastern end of the Scopex line 21(4139N/6935W), about 25
> were observed bubble feeding in association with 45 white-sided
> whale was observed at 4156N/6856W and it was headed in a northwest
> Once at the northern edge of Georges Bank, a large aggregation of
> finbacks were observed. In this area, copepod patches were visible. At
> right whales were observed. Further east at 4212N/6714W, a busy group
> (+10), finbacks (+7) and right whales (about 18) were observed. At
> more right whales were located heading north-northwest. (These
> with the region commonly referred to the Northeast Channel, Georges
Basin and the
> Northern Edge of Georges Bank).
Lastly, at 4158N/6756W (North of Georges Bank, and North of Georges
Whales were observed.
> In total there we observed 24 right whales. On the return trip home
> a number of dolphins were sighted (>30) and one harbor porpoise was
4153N/6924W in Wilkinson Basin.
> The Beaufort sea state was favorable at 2 and 3, with good
> Further information about the Scopex lines can be found on WhaleNet
and the Right Whale SAS web site maintained by WhaleNet
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