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Paul J Perkins
20 May 1981 at 20:36

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    Massachusetts
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NOTES: LNS notes: Lagenorhynchus acutus and Megaptera novaeangliae in background. Balaenoptera physalus also in area. First 9 minutes and 30 seconds low level moans then several gunshot calls. Recordist's announcement stating he is "not sure about those splashes there..." refer to the gunshot calls. 19Aug2003 SAS. Reel notes: "PQM-1a. DB-96 First 1" check. 97-98 last part. 2037-2100. Ambient. 20 May 1981." Recording Log: Date: 19 + 20 May 1981. Cruise #: Tioga 1981. Tape #s: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. Species: Lags, Rights, Fins, Humps. Number: many. Sea state & noise level: sea 2 - 2 1/2, wing 8 knts. Propulsion & aux. noise status: silent boat. Recorder: Uher 4400. Filter: open. Gain 120. Hydrophone: PQM-1a. If hump: # full calls - Part. Notes: PQM-1a/ Ambient readings in Right whale study area. 85 db lows, 98 db highs. Between hours 2000-2326 hrs. distant ship traffic." SEAOCEAN

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