Data Location Seal "Goose" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 15 2000 - 09:59:34 EDT


To: williams@whale.wheelock.edu
Subject: location data seal "Goose"

Mike, et al.

Here are the latest... my problems getting the data appear to have been
resolved, so , hopefully this will be a bit more regular.

The Data:

27480 Date : 11.08.00 14:17:47 LC : 2 IQ : 66Lat1 : 44.007N Lon1 :
69.127W
27480 Date : 11.08.00 15:55:08 LC : 1 IQ : 57Lat1 : 44.027N Lon1 :
69.137W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 00:01:00 LC : 3 IQ : 56Lat1 : 44.026N Lon1 :
69.117W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 01:41:38 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.026N Lon1 :
69.117W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 09:49:19 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.042N Lon1 :
69.103W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 10:32:32 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.070N Lon1 :
69.122W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 11:29:24 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.053N Lon1 :
69.126W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 12:12:59 LC : 3 IQ : 66Lat1 : 44.052N Lon1 :
69.126W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 14:02:39 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.055N Lon1 :
69.134W
27480 Date : 12.08.00 15:42:31 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.045N Lon1 :
69.102W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 01:29:55 LC : 3 IQ : 60Lat1 : 44.051N Lon1 :
69.126W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 03:09:38 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.055N Lon1 :
69.130W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 08:54:33 LC : 3 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.052N Lon1 :
69.127W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 09:27:23 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.054N Lon1 :
69.128W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 10:34:50 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.050N Lon1 :
69.127W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 11:06:52 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.057N Lon1 :
69.123W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 11:50:59 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.054N Lon1 :
69.125W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 12:47:07 LC : A IQ : 07Lat1 : 44.205N Lon1 :
69.104W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 13:31:51 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.053N Lon1 :
69.125W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 13:49:50 LC : 2 IQ : 66Lat1 : 44.052N Lon1 :
69.129W
27480 Date : 13.08.00 15:29:26 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.053N Lon1 :
69.127W
27480 Date : 14.08.00 02:58:05 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.885N Lon1 :
69.085W

As you can see we are getting quite a few messages and some are of high
"LC" quality. This is because "Goose" has been spending quite a bit of
time out of the water. This has proved to be a bit of a problem , as he
does not appear to be at all wary of people, and he tends to draw a crowd.
For the most part people have been good enough to report him to the proper
people (the folks at Marine Animal Lifeline) and observed him from a
distance. In some cases the crowds have become a problem, and for his own
good "Goose" has been moved to a more secluded area. The good news is that
while watching his progress he has been seen catching and eating fish on
his own. His latest locations are near and around Tenants Harbor. His
most recent location is roughly 10 miles offshore near Metinic Island (a
location he appears to have visited a couple of times in the past week).

Below is a review of the travels of "Goose" (by land AND sea) so far....
(provided by the folks at MAL)

8/1 released at Crescent Beach Cape Elizabeth, weight 27.3 kg 8/2 sighting
in shallow water off Crescent Beach

8/4 hauled-out on Old Orchard Beach...relocated him to Granite Point.

8/5 hauled-out again on Old Orchard Beach, relocated to Straton Island.

 8/6 hauled out on Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, relocated to Mosquito
Beach, Tenants Harbor.

 8/11 hauled-out at Lobster Buoy Campground, South Thomaston. Left the
site on his own.

 8/12 hauled-out again at South Thomaston. He left the site on his own.

 8/13 hauled out again at South Thomaston. Relocated to Mosquito Beach,
Tenants Harbor.

He was seen by our crew hunting fish on 8/13, noticing that he caught and
tore apart a large fish.

Lets hope he gets the hint and keeps himself out of trouble.

ge

Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-6592 (phone)
617-723-9705 (FAX)
gearly@neaq.org



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