Data Location Seal "Lucky" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 13:55:42 EST


Well...that was refreshing!

It looks like the storm that has been hovering over the Northeast for the
past few days has pretty much blown itself out. For me this means digging
out from under a foot or so of snow. For "Lucky" it looks like at least
another day of a wild ride out at sea.

His latest locations place him still on Wildcat Knoll very close to the
same location he was in at the beginning of February. Below is a bit more
data from the Gulf of Maine data buoy, to give you an idea of the
conditions offshore right now. Keep in mind that because of the size of
the recent storm and the long time that the wind was blowing, there will
continue to be a lot of wave action for a while.

Also...

"Lucky" has been transmitting now for 56 days. With luck, this should be
roughly half of the life of the battery in his tag. So far we have been
doing quite well. We have received over 1800 messages that have provided
almost 450 locations so far. This is about 9 locations per day (the tag is
only transmitting for 16 hours per day). The track we have for "Lucky"
over the past fifty days works out to a distance of over 1,100 miles (or an
average of about 20 miles of travel per day)....

Attached are two maps of his track and present location.

So far...very good...keep your fingers crossed...

THE GULF OF MAINE BUOY DATA:

MM DD HH_GMT WDIR W SPD GST WVHT DPD ATMP°F WTMP°F
                                knts knts ft. sec.

3 7 15 NNE 23.3 29.1 22 14 32.5 40.5
3 7 14 N 25.3 33 20.7 13 32.2 40.5
3 7 13 NNE 25.3 31.1 23.9 14 32 40.5
3 7 12 N 27.2 35 21.3 13 31.5 40.5
3 7 11 N 29.1 36.9 21.3 14 30.7 40.5
3 7 10 NNE 29.1 36.9 22.3 13 31.1 40.5
3 7 9 N 29.1 36.9 22 14 30.2 40.6
3 7 8 NNE 29.1 36.9 22.3 13 30.4 40.6
3 7 7 N 31.1 38.9 22 13 30.2 40.6
3 7 6 NNE 31.1 38.9 23 14 30.6 40.6
3 7 5 NNE 31.1 38.9 - - 31.3 40.6
3 7 4 NNE 31.1 40.8 23 13 32.2 40.6
3 7 3 NNE 33 40.8 - - 31.6 40.5
3 7 2 NNE 31.1 40.8 26.9 13 31.5 40.1
3 7 1 NNE 31.1 40.8 22.6 13 31.5 40.5
3 7 0 NNE 31.1 40.8 23.6 13 31.3 40.6
3 6 23 NNE 35 42.7 21 13 31.1 40.5
3 6 22 NNE 35 44.7 - - 30.7 39.9
3 6 21 NNE 33 42.7 23.9 13 31.3 39.7
3 6 20 NNE 35 44.7 24.9 13 31.3 39.9
3 6 19 NNE 33 42.7 24.9 13 31.8 40.1
3 6 18 NNE 35 46.6 24.9 13 32.5 39.9
3 6 17 NNE 33 42.7 27.2 13 33.3 39.9
3 6 16 NNE 33 42.7 23.9 13 34.2 39.7

3 6 12 NE 33 40.8 23 11 33.8 38.5
3 6 11 NE 31.1 40.8 22.6 11 34 38.3
3 6 10 NE 33 42.7 21.3 11 34.2 38.3
3 6 9 NE 33 44.7 23.3 11 34.2 38.5
3 6 8 NE 35 46.6 22.6 11 34.3 39
3 6 7 NE 35 46.6 23.6 10 34.5 38.3
3 6 6 NE 36.9 46.6 22.6 11 34.9 37.8
3 6 5 NE 35 44.7 20.3 11 34.9 37.8
3 6 4 NE 35 46.6 - - 35.1 37.8
3 6 3 NE 35 42.7 17.1 9 34.9 37.8
3 6 2 NE 35 42.7 15.7 9 34.7 37.8
3 6 1 NE 35 42.7 13.1 9 34.3 37.6
3 6 0 ENE 35 42.7 13.8 8 34.2 37.6
3 5 23 ENE 33 40.8 11.5 8 34.3 37.6
3 5 22 ENE 31.1 38.9 10.2 8 34.2 37.6
3 5 21 ENE 29.1 35 8.9 7 34.9 37.2
3 5 20 ENE 29.1 36.9 7.9 7 34.2 37
3 5 19 ENE 27.2 31.1 7.5 6 33.4 37
3 5 18 ENE 25.3 31.1 6.2 5 32.9 37
3 5 17 ENE 21.4 27.2 5.9 6 32.2 37
3 5 16 ENE 21.4 23.3 5.2 5 32 37
3 5 15 ENE 17.5 21.4 4.9 5 30.7 37
3 5 14 E 17.5 21.4 4.6 5 30.6 37
3 5 13 E 17.5 21.4 4.6 5 30.9 37

LOCATION DATA:

27480 Date : 06.03.01 08:44:28 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.557N Lon1 :
70.029W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 08:51:42 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.565N Lon1 :
70.047W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 09:26:02 LC : 3 IQ : 68Lat1 : 42.549N Lon1 :
70.050W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 10:33:40 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 42.562N Lon1 :
70.003W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 16:54:33 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.555N Lon1 :
69.990W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 18:39:22 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.545N Lon1 :
69.969W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 19:09:19 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.553N Lon1 :
69.983W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 20:41:59 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.608N Lon1 :
70.100W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 22:02:17 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 42.559N Lon1 :
69.982W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 22:27:45 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 42.558N Lon1 :
69.992W
27480 Date : 06.03.01 22:42:17 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 42.667N Lon1 :
70.025W
27480 Date : 07.03.01 00:22:38 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.543N Lon1 :
70.009W
27480 Date : 07.03.01 01:53:15 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 42.520N Lon1 :
70.041W
27480 Date : 07.03.01 03:31:39 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.525N Lon1 :
69.992W
27480 Date : 07.03.01 06:53:53 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 42.502N Lon1 :
69.947W

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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