Friday, May 27, 2005

Today was my third day out on the water with Marine Mammal Monitoring (M3). It was a gorgeous sunny day with J pod. There were lots of breaches, spy hops, and a female had fun with a kelp mass breaking off form the group to have a little rub. I witness the same behaviour last year with the northern resident population as a baby pushed a kelp mass up with its head until a male headed over and they swam off together.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Today was my first day out on the water with M3. The whales were too far east and west but we went to Race Rocks and saw some pinnipeds, including Steller and California sea lions.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

I am now located in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As the Marine Mammal Monitoring Biologist, I will be out on the water educating boaters about Whale-Watch Guidelines and conducting the Acoustic Monitoring Project.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

I was interviewed yesterday, on camera for two hours, by Mountainside Films for their Luna Book.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Bob Hunter will be deeply missed.
Low frequency sonar is used by the US and UK to detect new ultra quiet submarines. These sound bursts are very loud at over 200dB. The low amplitude waves of energy travel long distances and are still very loud and harmful to marine mammals and humans over a 1oo miles away.
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