13 Jan 2016 sonar chronology
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Local date & timeEventLocationDistance from Shoup to Orcasound hydrophoneDistance from Ottawa to Orcasound hydrophoneSpeedHeadingLatitudeLongitude
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(Pacific, UTC-8)Blue=marine mammal; red=sonar; yellow=explosions?(km)(km)(knots)(true)(UTC-8) (UTC) (UTC)
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1/5/2016 18:00:00Resident calls heard on Lime Kiln and Orcasound hydrophonesCentral Haro Straithttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yZIeknUozOD8cyzRvhrj1RDm-itBNeFrZ26TRhGV7fg/edit#gid=2
http://whale-of-a-porpoise.blogspot.com/2016/01/1-5-16-game-on-say-whales-to-humans.html
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1/8/2016 18:00:00K33 (and K pod?) tag moving from Strait of Georgia to Strait of Juan de FucaSan Juan Islands
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1/12/2016K33 (and K pod?) tag locationmouth of Columbia River
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/cb/ecosystem/marinemammal/satellite_tagging/blog2016.cfm
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1/12/2016 12:15:00U.S. Navy ship U.S. Ceasar Chavez observed via AISAdmiralty InletReplenishment vessel (not likely equipped with active sonar)
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:457653/mmsi:369989000/vessel:CESAR%20CHAVEZ/_:613a98ca34ac969bc3fba9823093b3db
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1/12/2016 14:40:00Ottawa slowly moving in a back-and-forth patternsouth of Discovery Island3.1eastward14:40:001/12/201622:40
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1/13/2016 1:52:00Ottawa slowly moving faster in a back-and-forth patternsouth of Discovery Island6.4westward1:52:001/13/20169:52
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1/13/2016 6:47:00Nautical twilight startsVictoria, BC
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1/13/2016 8:00:00Local sunriseVictoria, BChttp://www.timeanddate.com/sun/canada/victoria
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1/13/2016 8:40:00Humpback whale sighted in SeattleAlki Point, West Seattle
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1/13/2016 9:03:00Ottawa begins transit north into Haro Straitsouth Haro Strait11.2northward9:03:001/13/201617:03
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1/13/2016 9:33:00Ottawa briefly reverses courseESE of Discovery Island4.6southward9:33:001/13/201617:33
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1/13/2016 9:45:00Possible US Naval ship outbound from Everett photographed from Skunk BayNorth on Point No Point, WANot clear that the imaged ship's profile matches any Everett-based ships (=> Bremerton-based ship?)
http://www.beamreach.org/wp-content/uploads/skunkbay-outbound-0945.jpg
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1/13/2016 9:57:00Ottawa enters U.S. watersBetween Discovery Island & False Bay16.2north9:57:001/13/201617:57
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1/13/2016 10:12:00Ottawa transits north in central Haro StraitOffshore of Lime Kiln and Orcasound1 to 513.6northward10:12:001/13/201618:12
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1/13/2016 10:30:00Ottawa transits north in Haro StraitWith Kellett Bluff abeam211.2northward10:30:001/13/201618:30
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1/13/2016 10:41:00estimated start of 8 minute sonar sequence from Lime Kiln hydrophoneLime Kiln hydrophone10:41:00At this time Ottawa was at N end of Henry Island; recording by Jeanne Hyde; time accurate to within about 1 minute; actual start time estimated as 10:41:15.8
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1/13/2016 10:45:00
Two US Navy ships traveled Haro Strait from the North heading South (10-11:30?)
D'Arcy Island, BC, Canadian side Haro Strait
Report to Orca Network from Karen Palmer; "first one was more destroyer style and can't remember enough of the 2nd ship except it was grey and obviously traveling in concert with the first"
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1/13/2016 10:49:00estimated end of 8 minute sonar sequence from Lime Kiln hydrophoneLime Kiln hydrophoneAt this time Ottawa was at Turn Point on Stuart Island; recording by Jeanne Hyde
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1/13/2016 10:54:00Estimated time of ~10 minutes of sonar use by a U.S. destroyerStrait of Juan de Fuca, US side
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1/13/2016 10:55:00estimated start of 8 minute sonar sequence from Orcasound hydrophoneOrcasound hydrophonerecording by Jeanne Hyde; actual start time: 10:54:54.5
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1/13/2016 10:58:00Ottawa crosses from U.S. to Canadian watersTurn Point on Stuart Island16.7northwest10:58:001/13/201618:58
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1/13/2016 11:00:00
Two U.S. Naval ships (1st Shoup?) sighted northbound 15 minutes apart (+/- 1/2 hour)
off Mutiny Bay in south Admiralty Inlet , WA
~15?Observed by Howard Garrett of Orca Network; Speed was not exceptional, estimated at 15 knots
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1/13/2016 11:00:00Sequence of 4 pings (over 2 minutes) recorded on Orcasound hydrophoneOrcasound hydrophonerecording by other network listener
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1/13/2016 11:03:00estimated end of 8 minute sonar sequence from Orcasound hydrophoneOrcasound hydrophonerecording by Jeanne Hyde
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1/13/2016 11:24:00Ottawa turns into Satellite-Swanson channelsRounding Portland Island18.5north11:24:001/13/201619:24
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1/13/2016 12:05:00Ottawa reaches furthest point north in Gulf IslandsRounding Prevost Island23.4southeast12:05:001/13/201620:05
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1/13/2016 12:40:00Ottawa re-enters Haro Strait heading south nowTurn Point on Stuart Island14.9south12:40:001/13/201620:40
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1/13/2016 13:00:00US Naval ship, possibly a frigate, exiting Possession SoundEverett, WAObserved by Orca Network
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1/13/2016 13:00:00In afternoon, Canadian Patrol boats Wolf and Orca in San Juan ChannelOff Friday Harbor, WAObserved by Jason Wood
http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/fleet-units/minor-orca.page
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1/13/2016 13:14:00Ottawa mid-Haro while skirting the International boundaryWith Lime Kiln abeam17.4south13:14:001/13/201621:14
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1/13/2016 13:42:00Ottawa departs Haro StraitEast of Discovery Island15.8southwest13:42:001/13/201621:42
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1/13/2016 14:08:00Ottawa returns to back-and-forth areaSouth of Discovery Island15west14:08:001/13/201622:08
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1/13/2016 15:16:00Ottawa slows to near stop at west end of back-and-forth areaEast of Constance Bank0.1north15:16:001/13/201623:16
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1/13/2016 15:30:00T30's and T124A's observed by Ken Balcomb of Center for Whale Research
off Discovery and came north to Kelp Reef
15:30:001/13/201623:30:00From Ken's email: "T30's and T124A's were off Discovery and came north to Kelp Reef. I do not know what they were acting like when sonar was on, but they were in group and not too approachable when I got with them at 1530 local time."
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1/14/2016Canadian test/train area Whiskey Golf activatedOff Nanaimo, BCMILITARY EXERCISE AREA WG, NORTH OF NANAIMO, SHOWN ON CANADIAN CHARTS 3463 and 3512 WILL BE ACTIVE FOR SURFACE, SUB-SURFACE AND AIR ACTIVITIES IN THE FULL RANGE AREA ON JANUARY 14, 2016 FROM 0700 TO 1730PST.
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1/14/2016 10:05:00Humpback whale sighted in north Puget SoundPoint No Point, WAFrom Orca Network Facebook page
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1/14/2016 15:45:00Sub headed north with gunner boats, but not the two big tendersAdmiralty Inlet, just south of Bush Pt.Sighted by Susan Berta of Orca Network
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1/15/2016John Stennis aircraft carrier deploys to West Pacific from Bremertonvia Strait of Juan de FucaMentioned on Beam Reach Facebook page by Gayle Swigart & Whidbey FBhttp://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/010511
https://www.facebook.com/whidbeylocal/photos/a.272101312851402.64001.147085185353016/1008885649172961/?type=3&theater
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1/17/2016 16:00:00J Pod southbound at EdmondsPuget Sound, Edmonds, WA
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1/18/2016J31 observed pushing dead neonateAdmiralty Inlet, WA
http://canadajournal.net/science/orca-born-during-killer-whale-baby-boom-another-found-dead-41543-2016/
https://www.facebook.com/NOAAFisheriesWestCoast/?fref=ts
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1/18/2016 14:20:00SRKWs at Double Bluff with NOAA researchersAdmiralty Inlet, WAVia Orca Network phone announcement
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1/19/2016 3:22:00J pod calls faint on Lime Kiln for about 30 minutesHaro Strait, WA
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yZIeknUozOD8cyzRvhrj1RDm-itBNeFrZ26TRhGV7fg/edit#gid=0
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