Subject: EWS Report #3 12/15/98 thru 12/21/98

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Fri, 25 Dec 1998 16:51:38 -0500 (EST)

Subject: EWS #3

EWS Report #3 12/15/98 thru 12/21/98

	Nothing much to report this third week although we had three nice days
for flying and an additional two afternoons that were reasonable, once
the fog lifted. There have been several unconfirmed reports of right
whales in and around the EWS survey area from various sources. So far
we've found nothing but gannets dive-bombing large schools of fish and
very active pods of bottlenose dolphins when we've investigated these
reports.  But sometimes even large whales can be elusive. Maybe
Christmas will bring our first confirmed sighting in the nearshore area.
Wishing you all the best of the holiday season--

Team Right Whale, Fernandina Beach