ML 110854

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Paul J Perkins
Howard E Winn
4 Feb 1973

    Latitude/Longitude
  • 17.8335   -64.51767
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  • -24 meters
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  • Sennheiser MKH 816P48
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NOTES: LNS notes: Heavy snapping shrimp sounds in background. This recording immediately follows LNS# 110853; same group of M. novaeangliae. 25Sep2003 SAS. Reel Notes: "EDO on 1 sec. scale (about 1/2" from reel end). Start 1820 End 1844. On Navidad Bank. 4 Feb 1973. Several close calling humps. Many seen. Small ground buzz in first part of reel - later corrected. Series of 4 low freq pulses 1/2" in from start." Sound Recording Log: "Date: 4 Feb. 1973. Time start: 1820. Time stop: 1909. Cruise # A-388. Tape#s: #2, #3, #4. Species: Humpback. Number: Many spread out. Est. Range: Within 5 miles. Movements: Have no track of callers. Other species present: none seen. Weather: clear. Sea state & noise level: 2. Depth: 13 fath. Propulsion & aux. noise status: Engs. off. Recorder: UNQ-7. Filters: Open. Gain: 1/3. Hydrophone: R-130. If Hump: # full calls: none. Any peculiarities: Yes, jam session. Any photos taken: no. Other notes: Several calling humpbacks, mixed calls. Sound levels appear nearly all same. All talking at once. See many pairs, trios, some singles, earlier. Heavy snapping shrimp sizzle. At 1917 we move up 5 miles. 220¡T standard speed, 5 miles, stop, listen, same as before. 220¡T, standard speed, 1/2 miles, stop, listen, same as before. Reel #2 has a few mod "Boing-like" signals about 1/2 way in." SEAOCEAN TEMPAIR: 25

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