Data location seal "Louise"

From: Mike Williamson (williams@whale.wheelock.edu)
Date: Wed May 15 2002 - 15:09:57 EDT


Here are the latest locations. Things continue to improve from the tracking
standpoint. we are now getting upwards of ten locations per day (although
not all of them are good quality). It appears that during the storm
"Louise" headed a bit south, still staying about seven to ten miles
offshore. Her most recent position was roughly ten miles east of Biddeford,
Maine near her release point. Her locations appear to cluster around areas
where there is a small rise in the bottom. This may be a sign that she is
using these locations to find food. Hopefully we will see if this pattern
holds up. Here is the present sea and weather state near her location:

Wind Direction (WDIR): WNW ( 290 deg )
 Wind Speed (WSPD): 23.3 kts
 Wind Gust (GST): 29.1 kts
 Wave Height (WVHT): 4.3 ft
 Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 11 sec
 Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.58 in
 Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.05 in ( Rising )
 Air Temperature (ATMP): 47.5 F
 Water Temperature (WTMP): 45.5 F

And the location DATA:

01657 Date : 14.05.02 09:47:42 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.534N Lon1 :
70.136W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 10:03:53 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.539N Lon1 :
70.156W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 10:32:09 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.532N Lon1 :
70.166W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 11:27:15 LC : A IQ : 50Lat1 : 43.497N Lon1 :
70.165W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 11:42:02 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.501N Lon1 :
70.184W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 13:20:13 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.429N Lon1 :
70.140W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 13:49:14 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 43.459N Lon1 :
70.213W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 21:07:33 LC : 1 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.463N Lon1 :
70.192W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 21:29:39 LC : 2 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.454N Lon1 :
70.215W
01657 Date : 14.05.02 21:54:35 LC : A IQ : 60Lat1 : 43.452N Lon1 :
70.221W

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