Data location data,seal "Sputnik" (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 16:12:52 EDT


Mike,

New data for the gray seal "Sputnik", released by the Riverhead Foundation,
back on the 25th of June.

It is proving to be a pretty wild ride so far......

We are getting plenty of location data from "Sputnik", who, for the first
couple of weeks after release was heading straight out to sea. He ended up
roughly 300-350 miles offshore, off of the continental shelf. This is a
long way from shore, and more importantly, quite likely a long way from a
good place to find food.

Over the past weekend, however "Sputnik" changed course and began heading
north and slightly to the west. This brought him to the southeastern edge
of Georges bank, sometime yesterday. Our most recent location information,
appear to show that he has stopped his straight lin3e moving, and is now
zig-zagging along the edge of the bank. This is probably a welcome sight
for "Sputnik" as this would be the first time since a day or so after his
release, that he is over water that is shallow enough for him to reach the
bottom. Georges bank is also an area that should be a much better place to
find food. His recent behavior seems to indicate that he is at least
actively looking for food.

A pile of very interesting data follows (notice the change in LC in the
more recent locations. This is likely an indication that he is spending
less time surface swimming and more time diving than before....again a good
sign).

The data:

27569 Date : 05.07.01 08:15:48 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.552N Lon1 :
67.080W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 09:22:14 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 38.584N Lon1 :
67.023W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 09:53:10 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 38.601N Lon1 :
66.978W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 10:28:12 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.614N Lon1 :
66.963W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 11:01:49 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 38.636N Lon1 :
66.966W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 12:08:57 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 38.674N Lon1 :
66.958W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 13:47:26 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 38.724N Lon1 :
66.833W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 14:37:07 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 38.723N Lon1 :
66.829W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 21:47:56 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.882N Lon1 :
66.417W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 22:21:01 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 38.902N Lon1 :
66.379W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 23:02:35 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 38.923N Lon1 :
66.351W
27569 Date : 05.07.01 23:27:34 LC : 1 IQ : 62Lat1 : 38.942N Lon1 :
66.263W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 00:23:21 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.982N Lon1 :
66.257W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 01:09:32 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 39.009N Lon1 :
66.237W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 02:02:56 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.010N Lon1 :
66.181W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 03:46:13 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.085N Lon1 :
66.067W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 06:03:43 LC : 1 IQ : 56Lat1 : 39.175N Lon1 :
65.928W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 07:41:23 LC : A IQ : 07Lat1 : 39.244N Lon1 :
65.984W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 09:00:38 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 39.262N Lon1 :
65.813W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 09:43:55 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.284N Lon1 :
65.782W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 10:05:19 LC : 1 IQ : 68Lat1 : 39.297N Lon1 :
65.789W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 10:36:42 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.324N Lon1 :
65.774W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 11:23:40 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.361N Lon1 :
65.768W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 11:45:38 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 39.379N Lon1 :
65.754W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 13:26:00 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.455N Lon1 :
65.792W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 14:26:47 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.501N Lon1 :
65.757W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 21:59:01 LC : 3 IQ : 66Lat1 : 39.754N Lon1 :
65.550W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 22:48:10 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 39.785N Lon1 :
65.560W
27569 Date : 06.07.01 23:06:57 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.793N Lon1 :
65.549W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 00:11:20 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.815N Lon1 :
65.537W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 00:47:09 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.852N Lon1 :
65.511W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 01:51:00 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 39.874N Lon1 :
65.568W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 03:34:24 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 39.925N Lon1 :
65.621W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 05:51:01 LC : 2 IQ : 66Lat1 : 40.010N Lon1 :
65.703W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 07:33:22 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.076N Lon1 :
65.771W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 08:36:58 LC : 0 IQ : 57Lat1 : 40.096N Lon1 :
65.819W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 09:12:27 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.164N Lon1 :
65.820W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 09:31:03 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.151N Lon1 :
65.849W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 10:14:46 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.181N Lon1 :
65.898W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 11:11:51 LC : 1 IQ : 56Lat1 : 40.210N Lon1 :
65.957W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 11:25:02 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.216N Lon1 :
65.966W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 11:54:31 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.226N Lon1 :
66.005W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 13:03:29 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.252N Lon1 :
66.074W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 14:13:32 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.274N Lon1 :
66.157W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 15:37:55 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 40.271N Lon1 :
66.192W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 22:37:56 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.531N Lon1 :
66.223W
27569 Date : 07.07.01 22:46:19 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.546N Lon1 :
66.232W
27569 Date : 08.07.01 00:25:34 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.614N Lon1 :
66.212W
27569 Date : 08.07.01 01:37:56 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.657N Lon1 :
66.234W
27569 Date : 08.07.01 03:20:01 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.673N Lon1 :
66.231W
27569 Date : 08.07.01 05:42:17 LC : 2 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.721N Lon1 :
66.250W
27569 Date : 08.07.01 07:24:32 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 40.793N Lon1 :
66.274W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 07:12:12 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 41.172N Lon1 :
66.596W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 09:10:25 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.156N Lon1 :
66.550W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 09:27:37 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 41.179N Lon1 :
66.579W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 10:40:34 LC : 0 IQ : 68Lat1 : 41.169N Lon1 :
66.652W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 10:43:19 LC : Z IQ : 10Lat1 : 45.812N Lon1 :
85.651W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 11:05:25 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.172N Lon1 :
66.611W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 12:20:24 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 41.177N Lon1 :
66.584W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 13:58:02 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.180N Lon1 :
66.608W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 21:56:57 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 41.168N Lon1 :
66.613W
27569 Date : 09.07.01 22:13:03 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.180N Lon1 :
66.570W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 01:13:10 LC : 2 IQ : 68Lat1 : 41.186N Lon1 :
66.545W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 01:22:41 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.163N Lon1 :
66.581W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 02:56:22 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.185N Lon1 :
66.542W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 05:22:00 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.231N Lon1 :
66.581W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 07:01:39 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 41.181N Lon1 :
66.568W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 08:39:13 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.195N Lon1 :
66.697W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 08:54:42 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.212N Lon1 :
66.609W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 09:00:50 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 41.184N Lon1 :
66.616W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 10:46:47 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.170N Lon1 :
66.631W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 11:55:17 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.971N Lon1 :
66.715W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 12:16:21 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 41.145N Lon1 :
66.604W
27569 Date : 10.07.01 13:34:59 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 41.144N Lon1 :
66.667W

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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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