Data/Hyannis MA/July 21 2001/Hyannis Whale Eatch

From: Mike Williamson (mwilliamson@wheelock.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 11:38:09 EDT

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    Date: 7/21/00
    Sea State: Tiny white caps/slight chop
    Wave Ht.: 1'-3'
    Wind Velocity/ Direction: SW 10-15
    Air Temp.: 68-70
    Water Temp.: 58-60
    Cloud Cover: 57%
    Visibility: perfect
    High Tide (time): 3:42 p.m.
    Recorder(s): M. L. Johnson
                                                            
    Time: Latitude: Longitude: Depth: Species: Number: Grouping: Behavior:
    1:15 p.m. 421078 N 701711 W 200' MN 2 1+1 Both logging/ later baby nursing
    1:20 p.m. " " 200' UB 2 2 Diving
    1:23 p.m. " " 200' MN 1 1 Diving
    1:25 p.m. " " 200' MN 1 1 Logging
    1:45 p.m. At BE Bouy " 200' MN 1 1 Diving
    1:49 p.m. " " 200' MN 1 1 Diving, logging, rolling over-could see white stomach. Rolling over a few times like a calf would do.
                                                            Dorsal fin- almost completely gone. No hoot at all, just a tiny stub. Seemed as though the right flipper (facing away from boat) didn't function correctly.
                                                            Whale had a lot of scars on its back, especially in the dorsal fin area.She was not moving around as adult whales usually do.

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