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Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

ML110809


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Paul J. Perkins
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waterbody:North Atlantic Ocean SW from: off Boston, corner of Stellwagen Bank county: Suffolk
Massachusetts, United States
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Age and Sex
Unknown – 2
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: LNS notes: Left channel is signal from hydrophone, and right channel is on deck observations and recordist's announcements. Low frequency (< 100 Hz) calls throughout recording. Balaenoptera physalus also in area, but notes on reel box indicate no 20 Hz calls found on recording. Left channel is signal from hydrophone, and right channel is on deck observations and recordist's announcements. 03Sep2003 SAS. Reel notes: "CH-1, 20 check (neg). Microphone in hands of observer on deck. Behavior observer on deck house. Begin 1015 - 1034. 100~ cond to flat. Humps feeding. Fins seen to [sic]. 26 May SW corner of Stellwagen. Trawler Traffic noise masking. Humps near xphone? Operated in flat pos. most of reel. ~ 1034 finish." Sound Recording Log: "Date: 26 May 1981. Tape #s: 27 + cut 1 of 28. 1015-1034 hrs. SW corner of Stellwagen Bank. Species: Humpbacks feeding. Number: 2. Propulsion & aux. noise status: silent ship. Recorder: Uher 4400. Filters: Open most of reel time. Gain: 35. Hydrophone: CH-1a. Develops noise at reel start; ok later in. if Hump, # full calls: no. Any peculiarities:Have many moans/groans. Other notes: Maybe a Minke in area. Not seen/ but heard. Voice opbservations from top of 'greenhouse.' 2 Humps feeding, about 100 yds from Tioga. 10-15 yds. separation between animals, sand lances seen here earlier; 10-15 yards from ship. Trawler traffic noise strong. 25-30 yards closer to ship. 15-20 yards from boat 1/4 way into reel. Later 75-80 yd relative to position of xphone. Many moans, some groans. No Lags around or seen." SEAOCEAN. Habitat: Bank.

Technical Information

Recorder
Microphone
Electro-Voice RE45N/D
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Cataloged
3 Sep 2003
Digitized
3 Sep 2003
Edited

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