Data Seal Location "Bubba"

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 14:32:15 EST


Subject: location data, seal, "Bubba"

Mike,

Today's locations return "Bubba" to the same general area where he has
spent the most time so far. Over the past three days he has moved roughly
fifteen miles east, and is now over the small (10 sq mile) area that he has
spent the greatest amount of time since his release. This continues to be
strange, as no other hooded seal we have tracked so far has spent this much
time in the Gulf of Maine. No other hooded seal has shown so much
concentrated activity in such small areas.

Note that several of these have higher "LC" classes. This is because they
are based on more "hits" from the transmitter. This may indicate that
"Bubba" has been spending longer periods of time at the surface...

Curiouser and curiouser,

The Data:

27568 Date : 20.03.00 08:42:51 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.139N Lon1 :
69.418W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 09:35:41 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.141N Lon1 :
69.411W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 10:20:16 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.212N Lon1 :
69.390W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 11:21:31 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.122N Lon1 :
69.632W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 11:25:43 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.226N Lon1 :
69.412W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 20:05:28 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.146N Lon1 :
69.317W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 22:39:55 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.110N Lon1 :
69.403W
27568 Date : 20.03.00 22:50:49 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.148N Lon1 :
69.353W
27568 Date : 21.03.00 00:31:30 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.143N Lon1 :
69.295W
27568 Date : 21.03.00 00:50:07 LC : 1 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.142N Lon1 :
69.316W
27568 Date : 21.03.00 02:33:38 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.144N Lon1 :
69.245W

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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