location data, seal "Bubba" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 15:32:41 EST


Well...this was exciting...

When last we left "Bubba" it appeared that he may have hauled out of the
water along the coast of Maine (near Tennant's Harbor to be exact). Our
last transmission was at roughly 8:00PM (EST)on the 23rd. From the number
of messages sent for that "fix' it appeared that "Bubba" was out of the
water (with the transmitter sending signals constantly). The transmitter
is programmed to shut down shortly after this time, but did not turn on
again as scheduled. This was probably, because the tag had been out of
the water long enough (6 hours) to shut down the power (the tag is
programmed to shut itself down when out of the water for longer than 6
hours to save battery power). We did not receive transmissions from the
tag until roughly 24 hours later (at about 9:00 PM(EST) on the 24th). By
this time he had been in the water for some time, as the location was
several miles offshore. Over the weekend "Bubba" continued to head
offshore and now is once again circling in one of the three locations where
he has spent most of his time (this location is farthest offshore
...roughly 80 miles from his release point).

So far "Bubba" has proven to be quite unpredictable...so from here...your
guess is as good as mine...

The Locations:

27568 Date : 25.03.00 00:40:22 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.833N Lon1 :
69.042W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 07:39:20 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.579N Lon1 :
68.986W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 07:39:20 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.579N Lon1 :
68.986W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 20:46:13 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.219N Lon1 :
68.994W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 20:46:13 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.324N Lon1 :
68.755W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 22:30:29 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.172N Lon1 :
68.922W
27568 Date : 25.03.00 22:38:02 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.171N Lon1 :
68.933W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 01:28:30 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.081N Lon1 :
68.927W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 07:28:04 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 43.052N Lon1 :
68.781W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 07:28:04 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 43.052N Lon1 :
68.781W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 09:09:39 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.990N Lon1 :
68.740W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 10:44:05 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.952N Lon1 :
68.696W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 10:53:27 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.959N Lon1 :
68.745W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 12:19:56 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.957N Lon1 :
68.706W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 12:33:35 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.894N Lon1 :
68.953W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 20:23:34 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.996N Lon1 :
68.806W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 20:39:04 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.016N Lon1 :
68.792W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 22:05:00 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.005N Lon1 :
68.831W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 22:15:55 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.000N Lon1 :
68.759W
27568 Date : 26.03.00 23:57:47 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.017N Lon1 :
68.752W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 01:14:23 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 42.976N Lon1 :
68.815W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 01:36:06 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.996N Lon1 :
68.817W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 02:54:49 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 42.992N Lon1 :
68.803W

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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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