Data location data, seal, "Sputnik" (fwd)

From: Mike Williamson (williams@whale.wheelock.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 20:03:18 EDT

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    Subject: location data, seal, "Sputnik"

    Mike,

    Houston....we have a problem....

    A short set of messages for today as we seem to have lost the signal from
    "Sputnik". His transmissions stopped abruptly early on the 17th, and we
    have had not signals since. Generally, a short break can be the result of
    bad weather, a seal hauling out, or possibly an obstructed antenna. From
    his latest locations we know that "Sputnik" was not near shore when we lost
    the signal. We also know that there were many more satellite passes over
    his location that day, that did not pick up a signal (the gap dopes not
    start when the tag was scheduled to shut down). It is unlikely that bad
    weather would be blocking the signal for this long...so...we will be waiting
    a few more days to see if something starts up again. Unfortunately, at this
    point, the longer we do not hear from the tag, the less likely it is that we
    will hear from it....

    Sputniks last signals came from the area of Brown's bank off of the south
    east coast of Nova Scotia. This is a highly productive area of the ocean,
    and the water would have been shallow enough that he could have reached the
    bottom. He appears to have been heading back towards the coast when his
    signals stopped. So far I can not find anything unusual in the last few
    messages...

    Keep your fingers crossed...

    ge

    The Data:

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    Greg Early
    Senior Scientist for Field Research
    Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
    PO Box 1652
    Main Street on the Mill Stream
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
    tel: 207-374-2135 ex 15
    fax: 207-374-2931
    email: GregEarly@downeast.net



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