Data Seal Location "Bubba"

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 13:55:44 EST


Mike et al,

No new news is strange news (or something like that). "Bubba" remains in
roughly the same location. He still appears to be circling within an area
of about 150 square miles, about 60 miles offshore of his release point.
He has been in this same general area for about 10 days now, longer in one
spot than we have seen other hooded seals. This is quite interesting,
considering most of the other hoods we have tracked appear to be capable of
traveling over 50 miles per day in a straight line when they want to .

27568 Date : 23.02.00 08:35:34 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.231N Lon1 :
69.208W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 09:25:38 LC : A IQ : 07Lat1 : 43.244N Lon1 :
69.100W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 10:15:19 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.221N Lon1 :
69.193W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 11:04:56 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.213N Lon1 :
69.221W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 11:08:09 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.241N Lon1 :
69.160W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 20:05:03 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.211N Lon1 :
69.153W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 20:47:18 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.235N Lon1 :
69.242W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 21:40:52 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.114N Lon1 :
69.443W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 22:30:36 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.921N Lon1 :
68.806W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 22:30:36 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.126N Lon1 :
69.322W
27568 Date : 24.02.00 00:08:27 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.219N Lon1 :
69.220W
27568 Date : 24.02.00 01:26:21 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.592N Lon1 :
69.742W
27568 Date : 24.02.00 03:02:43 LC : 1 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.213N Lon1 :
69.296W

Note that we occasionally are getting two locations at the same time from
different locations. This is because we are getting two different "fixes"
from different satellites as they pass over the tag. Usually, I would use
the location with the best accuracy and toss the other one.

ge
Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-5246 (phone)
617-723-6207 (FAX)
gearly@neaq.org



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