Data Location seal "Lucky" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 08:35:26 EST


Location data from this past weekend. We are still getting plenty of good
locations from "Lucky's" tag (keep your fingers crossed) with over five or
six location fixes per day. The most accurate of these (LC 3) are received
when the satellite picks up more than five (and sometimes more than ten)
signals from the tag as it passes over. A satellite pas will last between
ten to fifteen minutes and the tag will transmit roughly once per minute.
When we get this many signals from the tag on one pass, it would seem to
indicate that the tag is on the surface during the entire satellite pass.
The most likely explanation is that "Lucky" is hauled out during these
passes. Most of these fixes appear to be clustered around the same rocky
area just to the east of Pickering Island. Over the weekend "Lucky"
appears to have moved around in a slightly wider area away from the island
for short periods, but returned each day to roughly the same location.

The Data:

27480 Date : 19.01.01 08:20:47 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.331N Lon1 :
68.778W
27480 Date : 19.01.01 10:20:53 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.246N Lon1 :
68.690W
27480 Date : 19.01.01 10:23:48 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.266N Lon1 :
68.665W
27480 Date : 19.01.01 21:03:23 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 44.267N Lon1 :
68.726W
27480 Date : 19.01.01 21:47:10 LC : A IQ : 07Lat1 : 44.293N Lon1 :
68.770W
27480 Date : 19.01.01 21:51:15 LC : A IQ : 07Lat1 : 44.267N Lon1 :
68.856W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 03:34:20 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.258N Lon1 :
68.728W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 06:30:17 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.262N Lon1 :
68.729W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 08:09:37 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.258N Lon1 :
68.724W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 08:23:16 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.228N Lon1 :
68.764W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 09:24:42 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.262N Lon1 :
68.731W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 17:55:57 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.273N Lon1 :
68.650W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 19:06:29 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.253N Lon1 :
68.718W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 19:35:41 LC : A IQ : 60Lat1 : 44.261N Lon1 :
68.736W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 19:45:55 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.261N Lon1 :
68.724W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 20:50:00 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.260N Lon1 :
68.720W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 21:21:51 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.256N Lon1 :
68.722W
27480 Date : 20.01.01 21:24:07 LC : 3 IQ : 66Lat1 : 44.259N Lon1 :
68.722W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 17:21:47 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.316N Lon1 :
68.744W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 17:45:45 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 44.308N Lon1 :
68.750W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 19:25:29 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.309N Lon1 :
68.714W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 19:28:58 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 44.306N Lon1 :
68.731W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 20:39:37 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.330N Lon1 :
68.759W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 21:00:08 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.330N Lon1 :
68.738W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 21:02:29 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.314N Lon1 :
68.776W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 22:40:50 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 44.298N Lon1 :
68.749W
27480 Date : 21.01.01 22:44:00 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.295N Lon1 :
68.730W
27480 Date : 22.01.01 03:11:08 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.257N Lon1 :
68.746W
27480 Date : 22.01.01 07:48:42 LC : 3 IQ : 60Lat1 : 44.261N Lon1 :
68.727W

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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