ML 110882

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Paul J Perkins
Howard E Winn
19 Feb 1972 at 18:44

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NOTES: LNS note: Same individual from LNS# 110883. 14Oct2003 SAS. Reel notes: "Start 1845 end 1932. Humpback. Full calls, complete, (4). 19 Feb 1972." Tape Log: "SHL-1-13. 19 Feb. 1972, time 1844, on the R-130 ship engines off. Starts off with close animal, about in the surfacing phase, signal level is fair. Snapping shrimp level is high. It is dark at this time, no one see blows. Check low freq series of pulses 1/2" in on tape, ship noise. There is a second animal in the background. More low freq pulses 3/4 way in, ship noise. Animal has short dive periods or complete call periods. Close animal stops calling, the second animal is lowing in the background. Then few minutes after silence we hear our close one start up on a new call, the other one is still calling or lowing. Low freq. pulse series again (1912) ship noise. Signal level varies from fair to good through out. Animal made 4 short complete calls. No animal pulses on this reel. Tape ends at 1931." SEAOCEAN

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