Subject: Data/SSB/April 25 1998/Center for Oceanic Research and Education/Yankee Spirit

Katherine Gilmour (kmgilmour@email.msn.com)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 14:35:58 -0400

Vessel:  Yankee Spirit
Port:  Gloucester, MA
Date:  April 25 1998
Cruise time:  1330
Weather:  Ptly cldy, Gray
Cloud cover:  6/10ths
Weather change:  at 1500h, clearing, decr. cloud cover to 2/10ths
Wind Speed:  12-15kts
Direction: N
Visibility:  9k
Sea Ht:  3"-1.5 ft
Swell Ht:  1-2 feet


Species #                Time            Lat(42degrees)            Long(70
degrees)                    Behavior

2+1+1  Pp                1508                20' 46"
19' 96"                                        in area

2+1 Bp                1508-1513        20'46"                       19'96"
Deep feeding

2+1 Bp                1513-1527        20' 90"                        20'
10"                                Travelling

1+2 Pp                1513                    20' 90"                    20'
10"                                    In area

1 Ba                    1513                    20' 90"
20' 10"                                In area

1+1+1+4 Bp        1554-1635        14' 04"                        22' 75"
Travelling, Feeding

2+1+1+1 Mn        1554-1635         "                                    "
Travelling, Flipper slapping

"Tootbrush", "Patchwork?"

38-48  La                1554-1635        "
"                                        Bow riding, travelling


Trip Totals: 7 Pp, 13 Bp, 5 Mn, 38-48 La

Bird Species sighted:  Herring Gulls, Greater Black-backed gulls,
Bonaparte's Gulls, Northern Gannets, Common Terns, Common Eiders,
Double-crested Cormorants.