Subject: Data/NSB/May 17 1997/Center for Oceanic Research and Education/Yankee Spirit (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Tue, 20 May 1997 10:22:52 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 13:25:56 -0700
From: "Yankee Fleet: Carol Hill/Lisa Foerster" <yankee@tiac.net>
To: whalenet@whale.simmons.edu
Subject: Data/NSB/May 17 1997/Center for Oceanic Research and Education/Yankee Spirit

Center for Oceanic Research and Education
Gloucester, Massachusetts
17 May 1997, 1330 trip

Weather:  gray, increasing clouds, rain
Cloud Cover:  total
wind speed:  15-18 knots and increasing
Direction:  West
Visibility:  9 kilometers
sea height:  3-6 feet
Swell:  2-3 feet
High Tide: 08:22
Recorder:  Lisa Foerster

Species		#	Time		Loran 		Behavior	ID photos

MN		1-2	1453		13810/44252	not observed, in area	

MN		1	1454-1534	13812/44250	BREACHING	97-17L, 29+30
									"NILE"

MN		2	1454		13812/44250	not observed, in area

MN		1	1454		13812/44250	not observed, in area

MN		1	1515		13820/44248	not observed, in area

MN		1	1525		13823/44248	not observed, in area

MN  		2	1525-1534	13823/44248	travelling toward NILE	

MN		1	1525		13823/44248	not observed, in area

MN		1	1525		13823/44248	not observed, in area

MN		3	1534-1547	13823/44247	NILE is joined by 2 whales from 
							above.  Ids - 97-7L, 31, 32, 33
							Names unknown

Trip total:  11 or 12 humpback whales

Birds observed:  Herring Gulls, Greater Black-Backed Gulls, Double Crested Cormorants, 
Bonapartes Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Northern Gannetts, Wilson's Storm Petrels, Common 
Terns, Ring-Billed Gulls.