Data Location Seal "Lucky" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 16:55:18 EDT


A few more locations to report. Although we are not getting a lot of
messages, we are still getting enough to get a pretty good idea about what
"Lucky" is doing. The small number of locations may be due to sea
conditions, or , more likely, some power drop in the tag, which should be
getting close to the end of its battery life.

Anyway, even though we do not have many locations what we have is probably
some of the coolest stuff we have gotten so far.

It appears that "Lucky" is once again headed towards Wildcat Knoll, and did
make an abrupt change in direction when he crossed his earlier tracks. How
did he know where to turn? Beats me...However, if you plot his track for
about the past four days, you will see that he makes an sharp left hand
turn as he crosses his former tracks (over Jefferies ledge) and changes
direction from going east to south, headed towards Wildcat Knoll.

The Data:

27480 Date : 27.04.01 09:23:10 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.928N Lon1 :
69.985W
27480 Date : 28.04.01 00:42:36 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.843N Lon1 :
70.060W
27480 Date : 28.04.01 07:58:00 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.828N Lon1 :
70.051W
27480 Date : 29.04.01 07:53:09 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.781N Lon1 :
70.046W
27480 Date : 29.04.01 22:14:33 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.751N Lon1 :
70.019W

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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