Subject: Data/NSB/June 24 1997/Center for Oceanic Research and Education/Yankee Fleet

Yankee Fleet: Carol Hill/Lisa Foerster (yankee@tiac.net)
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 14:25:01 -0700

Vessel:  Yankee Spirit
Location:  Gloucester, Massachusetts
Date:  June 24, 1997
Organization:  Center for Oceanic Research and Education (CORE)
Sea Ht:  3"-1.5 feet
Swell:  1 foot
Weather:  Bright, Hazy
Cloud Cover:  high clouds 10/10ths
Wind:  10-13 knots, South
Visibility:  7 kilometers
Weather Change at 1500, increasing wind to 13-17 knots

SPECIES #	TIME		LORAN(13/44)	BEHAVIOR	ID/PHOTOS

Mn	3	1421-1438	799/308		travelling	Echo, 2 unknowns  
								97-25L, 18-21	

Bp	1	"		"		in area

Ba	1	"		"		in area

Mn	1	"		"		in area

Mn	1	1440		796/306		passed by	

Mn	2	1443-1510	786/309		flick feeding	Dome and Wyoming
								97-25L, 22-25

Bp	1	1506		779/308		passed	

Mn	1	1514		774/311		passed

Bp	2+2	1525		762/303		passed		97-25L, 26,27

Mn	2	1529-1542	764/297		travelling	Lava and Salt
								97-25L, 28-30

Ba	1	"		"		in area

Bp	1	1541		767/295		in area

Mn	2	1548-1559	762/297		travelling	Thread and Milky Way?
								97-25L,31-34

Bp	2	1610		771/297		travelling	Mother/calf pair

Trip totals:  12 humpbacks, 10 fin whales, 2 minke whales

Birds observed:  Double crested cormorants, Herring gulls, Greater black-backed gulls, 
Ring-billed gulls, Common terns, Common eiders, Wilson's storm petrels, Sooty 
shearwaters, Greater shearwaters, one Manx shearwater, Juvenile Northern gannets.

Also observed a school of Giant Bluefin Tuna on the surface next to boat.