We’re flying again!

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center aerial survey team began flying again November 4 from Otis airfield, with a nearly 5 hour sawtooth survey flight in the NOAA Twin Otter over Howell Swell.  No right whales were sighted, but the team did see 2 humpback whales, 5  fin whales, 2 sei whales, 1 blue whale, 50 common dolphins, 5 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and 2 harbor porpoise.

blue whale from the air

A blue whale was sighted on November 4 in Howell Swell. Photo by Peter Duley, NEFSC/NOAA.  Image collected under MMPA Research Permit Numnber 1058-1733-01.

 

MMPA Research permit number 1058-1733-01

 

The NEFSC Aerial Survey Team

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s