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Appendix C

Maps of Bahamas Strandings

From the NOAA/NMFS Joint Interim Report
Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Event of 15-16 March 2000
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/overview/Interim_Bahamas_Report.pdf


Track of ship A

Figure 4a. Track of Ship A (53C sonar), showing times (Zulu) and vectors where sound field modeling was performed.


Track of ship B

Figure 4b. Track of ship B (53C sonar), showing times (Zulu) and vectors where sound field modeling was performed.


Track of ship C

Figure 4c. Track of ship C (56 sonar), showing times (Zulu) and vectors where sound field modeling was performed.


Track of ship D

Figure 4d. Track of ship D (56 sonar), showing times (Zulu) and vectors where sound field modeling was performed.


Figure 2: Maps of strandings relative to ship positions (ships A-D) when sonars were turned on and sound field modeling was performed (See pages 32-35). The maps depict ship position at Zulu time indicated at the heading of each map, and strandings that occurred at that time or in the 1.5 to 2 hours between the maps. The strandings indicate the time of the first report of the stranding and the color of the flag indicates whether the animal was first reported alive (yellow) or dead (red). Each flag position may represent more than one animal as indicated by the times associated with each flag. On Figure 2b, three strandings occurred between 0700 and 0900 near the same point and are represented by one flag. The ships A-D are the same as indicated in the modeling report on pages 32-35.

Map of strandings at 0700

Figure 2a: Map of strandings at 0700 relative to ship positions (ships A-D) when sonars were turned on.


Locations of Strandings in the Bahamas

Locations of Strandings

Figure 1: Location of animals that were reported stranded on March 15-17, 2000 in the Bahamas. (Zc = Cuvier's beaked whale; Md = Blainville's beaked whale; Ba = Minke whale; Sf = spotted dolphin).


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