ECE/DFO Canadian Right Whale Surveillance Flights (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 19:53:23 EDT


Flight report August 22/2000

Area covered: Bay of Fundy between latitudes 44 45N and 44 15N.
Sea staea: 1-3
Vis: Clear

Fin whales: 5
Humpbacks: 7
Harbour porpoise: 127
White-sided dolphins: 42
Basking sharks: 3

Right whales: 15 - all in the 44 39/66 29 area.
Note: A single right whale was seen by whale watch companies off the
Long Island shore.

This is a very different scenario from our flights in the past two
years. We will be back on Roseway on the next good day.
No entangled whales were sighted on this flight.

Deborah Tobin
East Coast Ecosystems
(902) 839-2962



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sat Aug 04 2001 - 10:40:15 EDT