Sunday, September 18, 2005
Yesterday the Beam Reach students form the Friday Harbor Labs were onboard with M3. Reports of a Minke and J, K, and L pods led us out past Discovery Island where we caught up with the leaders of the superpod heading southwest in the Juan de Fuca strait. They were quite active with some spy hops and proposing in the heavy ocean swells. They then grouped up for some surface logging and shortly after headed back to San Juan Island. As they headed northeast they form a very long resting. The sea was smoother in Haro strait and had a wonderful aroma of fresh fish. Towards the end of the day we saw a female and pink calf frolicking near a mass of floating kelp. Good luck Beam Reach with all you interesting acoustic studies this year!