Data Location data seal "Gray" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 13 2001 - 13:12:13 EDT


More data from Gray. Such as it is. Gray is still proving to be a tough
seal to follow, but we continue to get a few locations each day. His most
recent locations put him roughly twenty miles from the nearest land...a
small island named Matinicus Island. The nearest coastal landmark is
probably Rockland Maine (home of Andre the seal), which is about fifty
miles to the west of Grays most recent location.

What is interesting, is that this is near one of the first few location
hits we received as Gray headed north. The cluster of locations over about
twelve hours probably means that he is hanging around this area (possibly
looking for food). We will see if he continues to stay near this area.
The nearest landmark is an area known as "Skate Ledge"...I suspect a good
area for finding Skate (which gray seals have been known to eat).....

The data:

27568 Date : 12.06.01 05:11:42 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.625N Lon1 :
68.572W
27568 Date : 12.06.01 16:19:43 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.609N Lon1 :
68.508W
27568 Date : 12.06.01 16:36:30 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.598N Lon1 :
68.537W

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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