Data Location Seal, "Lucky" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 08:19:02 EST


The latest. Looks like "Lucky" has decided to head into Wellfleet Harbor
(Wellfleet, Massachusetts). His latest location puts him on the eastern
side of Wellfleet Harbor. Several of the locations from yesterday show
that he spent some time (probably hauled out) on a sand bar at the mouth of
the harbor (Billingsgate Shoal). It is odd that he was over this area at
high tide and at night (this is a shallow sand bar and I am not sure how
much of it is above water at high tide)). But this area has, in the past,
been the location of some of the largest seal haulouts on the in side of
Cape Cod Bay. So far this track has been quite interesting, as we have
been able to follow "Lucky" as he moved from Maine to Massachusetts.
Stranding records and reports seem to show that harbor seals move from
north to the south during the winter, but we have had few opportunities to
see one actually make the trip. Also, because "lucky" was born this past
summer, this is quite likely the first time he has been in this area. Yet
he seems to have managed to come ashore almost precisely where some of the
largest groups of seals can generally be found. Maybe he is lucky after all.

The Data:

27480 Date : 12.02.01 09:12:19 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.959N Lon1 :
70.169W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 09:31:56 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.970N Lon1 :
70.159W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 09:51:59 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 41.970N Lon1 :
70.093W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 17:24:44 LC : Z IQ : 10Lat1 : 46.679N Lon1 :
51.622W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 19:01:06 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.869N Lon1 :
70.038W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 20:53:03 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 41.873N Lon1 :
70.068W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 21:20:50 LC : 2 IQ : 56Lat1 : 41.871N Lon1 :
70.068W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 22:37:37 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.900N Lon1 :
70.028W
27480 Date : 12.02.01 22:42:18 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 41.873N Lon1 :
70.068W
27480 Date : 13.02.01 01:37:53 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.863N Lon1 :
70.048W
27480 Date : 13.02.01 07:21:34 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 41.921N Lon1 :
70.020W
27480 Date : 13.02.01 07:58:47 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.903N Lon1 :
70.019W

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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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