Data Location "Goose" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 16:22:28 EDT


Subject: location data seal "Goose"

Mike, et al.

This will be the last report on "Goose", at least for a while. Over the
Labor day weekend, "Goose" again returned to Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
When the staff from the Marine Animal Lifeline responded to the report,
they saw that it was clear that "Goose" was not in good shape. He had lost
more weight since the last time he was seen and appeared to have developed
several infections. Because of the weight loss and the infections, it was
felt that it would be best to bring "Goose" back to the Lifeline
rehabilitation area.

The good news is that since he was brought in, he has begun gaining back
the weight he had lost and with treatment appears to be recovering from his
infection. It is still too soon to say what will happen to "Goose" and
when or if he will be able to be released again.

While this is not the result we had hoped for, we were lucky enough (partly
because his tag let us keep track of where he was going) to be able to get
him to treatment when he needed it. All released seals do not survive, but
hopefully with what we learn from these tracks we will be better able to
understand what happens to them, and better prepare them to go back to the
wild.

Meanwhile, here are "Goose's " last positions. These show him moving
towards the beach where he was eventually found.

the data:

27480 Date : 01.09.00 08:34:19 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.565N Lon1 :
70.200W
27480 Date : 01.09.00 08:55:11 LC : 2 IQ : 66Lat1 : 43.564N Lon1 :
70.198W
27480 Date : 01.09.00 14:44:28 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.437N Lon1 :
70.209W
27480 Date : 01.09.00 14:44:28 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.427N Lon1 :
70.226W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 00:29:09 LC : 1 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.544N Lon1 :
70.210W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 00:31:22 LC : 2 IQ : 66Lat1 : 43.545N Lon1 :
70.223W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 02:10:43 LC : 3 IQ : 67Lat1 : 43.544N Lon1 :
70.217W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 08:23:26 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.547N Lon1 :
70.229W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 08:32:32 LC : 1 IQ : 66Lat1 : 43.542N Lon1 :
70.235W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 10:03:09 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.546N Lon1 :
70.224W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 10:07:42 LC : 0 IQ : 66Lat1 : 43.551N Lon1 :
70.143W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 11:05:44 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.526N Lon1 :
70.341W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 11:42:46 LC : 1 IQ : 67Lat1 : 43.523N Lon1 :
70.216W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 11:48:53 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.541N Lon1 :
70.336W
27480 Date : 02.09.00 12:42:58 LC : 0 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.478N Lon1 :
70.171W
27480 Date : 03.09.00 00:05:29 LC : 2 IQ : 50Lat1 : 43.478N Lon1 :
70.209W
27480 Date : 03.09.00 00:18:22 LC : 3 IQ : 66Lat1 : 43.475N Lon1 :
70.238W
27480 Date : 03.09.00 01:58:35 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 43.492N Lon1 :
70.334W

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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