Donald K Ljungblad
20 May 1981
- waterbody:Arctic Ocean N from: Saint Lawrence Island
NOTES: LNS notes: Confidence interval assigned by MLNS. Erignathus barbatus in background. 30Aug2005MLM. Voice notes: "12 Orcinus orca in area, in hunting formation; ...bunch of gray whales". Tape case notes: "20 May 1981. Block #C-N St Law Is. Killer whale. 8 synchronous blows at 5 and 3. Tape #1 3.75. No orcinus sound audible. Last 1/3 of tape: #1)~16 KW, bunch GW. Think they're hunting. Lots GW feeding track ~1mi. from KW; heat of attack. Formation-5 blow synchronous. Somebody making tracks(sic) through water. Big heaving ball(herring - sic). Here they are in formation. KW holding ~300¡ heading. Killer whales are headed for GW. Killer whale and calf apart from main group".