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Donald K Ljungblad
Mary F Platter-Reiger
11 Oct 1979 at 12:24

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    Alaska
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NOTES: Tape notes: Oil lease area flight #3MFPR-2. First sonobuoy thrown out 12:24 (rusty 41A). Second sonobuoy thrown out 2 miles west of whales (12:43). 14:35 dropped another 41A thrown out at 600ft. #365 receiver. Pictures taken of two whales sounding with flukes up. South side of barrier islands. All whales traveling west, some in muddy water. Vicinity of Narwhal Island. Orbiting at 1500 ft. while recording. 14:58 dropped to 380 ft. just north of Narwhal Island. Whales might be milling close to beach. Announcements made by Mary Platter-Reiger.

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