Data Seal Location "Bubba"

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 19:28:28 EDT


Mike et al,

More strangeness from "Bubba". Over the weekend (Friday and Saturday) we
received no new messages from "Bubba's" tag. This seemed to be a problem
with either the tag or the satellite system as it appeared the "Bubba" was
far out to sea and not near any land to haul out on. In fact "Bubba" had
found land and appears to have hauled out (again for roughly one day). This
time he appears to have hauled out on Sable Island (roughly 120 miles east
of Nova Scotia). This is quite odd behavior as judged by other hooded
seals we have tracked. It appears that he was hauled out long enough to
again shut the tag down over the weekend. On Sunday, and today (Monday) we
again began receiving signals from the tag, showing that "Bubba" had left
the island and has headed slightly east and north again. It is possible
that he will again head back to the island, or he may continue north. We
shall see.

The Data:

27568 Date : 12.04.00 09:15:22 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.267N Lon1 :
60.183W
27568 Date : 12.04.00 10:57:34 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.231N Lon1 :
60.317W
27568 Date : 12.04.00 11:13:28 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.184N Lon1 :
60.199W
27568 Date : 12.04.00 13:28:41 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.174N Lon1 :
60.248W
27568 Date : 12.04.00 22:36:10 LC : 0 IQ : 48Lat1 : 43.963N Lon1 :
60.065W
27568 Date : 13.04.00 00:17:03 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.942N Lon1 :
60.071W
27568 Date : 13.04.00 00:55:40 LC : 0 IQ : 55Lat1 : 43.950N Lon1 :
60.080W
27568 Date : 13.04.00 02:37:18 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.905N Lon1 :
60.133W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 11:28:29 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.885N Lon1 :
60.183W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 11:44:28 LC : A IQ : 40Lat1 : 43.884N Lon1 :
60.203W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 12:48:07 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.830N Lon1 :
60.218W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 13:28:01 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.789N Lon1 :
60.324W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 20:09:38 LC : 0 IQ : 42Lat1 : 43.616N Lon1 :
60.336W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 21:15:53 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.601N Lon1 :
60.356W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 21:28:16 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 43.597N Lon1 :
60.362W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 22:39:30 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.439N Lon1 :
60.526W
27568 Date : 15.04.00 23:08:42 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.525N Lon1 :
60.451W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 00:18:03 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.482N Lon1 :
60.417W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 01:58:12 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.412N Lon1 :
60.387W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 06:48:32 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.472N Lon1 :
60.277W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 08:31:05 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.554N Lon1 :
60.309W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 09:29:22 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.563N Lon1 :
60.222W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 10:09:43 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.571N Lon1 :
60.225W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 11:22:43 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.564N Lon1 :
60.203W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 12:38:54 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.560N Lon1 :
60.135W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 13:03:13 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.571N Lon1 :
60.142W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 20:50:27 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.646N Lon1 :
60.017W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 21:06:41 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.667N Lon1 :
59.985W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 22:31:30 LC : 0 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.675N Lon1 :
59.959W
27568 Date : 16.04.00 22:45:03 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.631N Lon1 :
59.938W
27568 Date : 17.04.00 01:43:40 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.656N Lon1 :
59.902W
27568 Date : 17.04.00 06:36:39 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.704N Lon1 :
59.825W

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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