Subject: Data/NSB/July 4 98/WCI/Daunty VI

Christine Laney (christine@whale.org)
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 16:23:42 -0500

Vessel: Daunty VI
Port of Departure: Gloucester, MA USA
Date: July 4 1998
Organization: Whale Conservation Institute
Sea Height: about 1 foot
Swell Height: none
Wind Velocity: 4, SE (increasing winds)
Cloud Cover: 70%
Visibility: 5-6 on scale from 1-10

Time, Lat N, Long W, Species, Number, Grouping, Behavior, Names
10:06 - 10:14; 42 25' 35" N; 70 25' 75" W; Mn; 1; 1; traveling, n

10:29 - 10:40; 42 24' 13" N, 70 27' 21" W; Mn; 1; 1; traveling, Pumba?

10:43 - 10:50; 42 23' 45" N; 70 27' 30" W; Mn; 3; 3; traveling, then one
split from the other two; one may have been Valentine

11:07 - 11:23; 42 23' 97" N; 70 25' 57" W; Mn; 2; 2; one was performing
spinning head breaches (25 in this time period), and a few chin breaches; n







 N; 70 28' W; Mn; 2; 2; traveling, tail breach; n

15:48 - 15:52; 42 25' N; 70 28' W;  Mn; 2; c/c; tail breaching, lobtailing,
joined with previous two whales; n

15:52 - 16:05; 42 24' 86" N; 70 48' 39" W; Mn; 4; 2+2; all was quiet (just
traveling), and they split after a couple of minutes back into the original
groups; n

16:19 - 16:25; 42 25' 59" N; 70 27' 85" W; Mn; 2; c/c; feeding (mouth open
at surface, lobtailing and blowing bubble nets), calf was circling around
in the bubbles; Female may have been Midnight or Milky Way.

Note:  When these whales were seen breaching, other whales all around were
also breaching.  Probably saw about 5 other Mns breaching in the distance.