Data hooded seal " Wadadli"

From: mwilliamson mwilliamson (
Date: Sat Nov 16 2002 - 07:55:08 EST

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    Here are the latest locations from Wadadli. This week has been
    the most difficult part of the track so far. While we are getting
    of signals every day, we are still not getting very many locations.
    is because the satellite is only picking up a single signal on most
     This could mean that Wadadli is still moving below the surface a
    lot. Or
    it may mean that his posture in the water is such that the tag is not
    getting free of the water all that often. I will be checking some of
    status messages and may be able to get some clues, but what
    this means is
    that we have only a few locations to look at this week (and none for
    couple of days). It seems like the gaps in the track came on the
    same days
    as a storm was moving through the Gulf of Maine, so that may
    have had some
    effect as well.

    >From the locations we have it appears that he is continuing up
    into the Bay
    of Fundy and is now about 50-60 miles deeper into the bay. I have
    other hooded seals do this while we were tracking them (see the
    track of
    "Bubba") so it may not be cause for concern. Hopefully we will

    The Data:

    01656 Date : 11.11.02 20:41:13 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.377N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 12.11.02 11:45:37 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.344N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 12.11.02 15:20:07 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 45.269N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 13.11.02 08:58:54 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.738N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 15.11.02 16:26:42 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.718N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 15.11.02 16:26:42 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.888N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 15.11.02 20:16:46 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.621N
    Lon1 :
    01656 Date : 15.11.02 23:23:21 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 44.931N
    : 66.039W


                          J. Michael Williamson
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