David Howitt and Jason deployed hydrophone 2 and 1 in the North array today at around 2:00 pm. We moved the last two tires into place and placed another tire at the end of the cable protector to hold it in place. During the dive we resurveyed the original placements so that we had measurements from a single dive. The data collected are as follows:
Each tire is ~ 8 meters apart
Bearing along coast line: 330 degrees
#4 hydrophone 30 feet depth.
Bearing from #4 to #3 is 280 degrees
#3 hydrophone 35 feet depth.
Bearing from #3 to #2 is 250 degrees
#2 hydrophone 44 feet depth.
Bearing from #2 to #1 is 220 degrees.
#1 hydrophone 57 feet depth.
The footage taken by Brett Becker and Courtney Kneipp back in 2005 keeps adding value to the community of orca advocates and scientists. It was heartening to hear the fundraiser participants ooh and ah at the simultaneous “logging” behavior of J and L pod members, as well as the synchronous chorus of calls that occurs suddenly in the last 30 seconds of the video.
If you enjoy the video, don’t hesitate to make a donation to The Whale Museum
this spring. They could use some help to keep Soundwatch on the water continuously this summer…
More than 150 avid supporters turned out at Mullis Community Senior Center Saturday night for The Whale Museum’s third annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony. By the end of the evening, the museum had raised more than $16,000 to support its education and research projects.
|The popular event, which features a gourmet dinner, raffle, and silent and live auctions, was inspired by an orca greeting ceremony documented in the waters off of Hannah Heights on Oct. 4, 2004, by Dr. Scott Veirs and a group of BeamReach students.
|Auctioneer Eugene Cuomo cajoled and coaxed the enthusiastic crowd into raising their fluke-shaped bidding paddles for such treats as Leslie Veirs’ “Scrumptious Ice Cream Torte” ($375)