Subject: Seal Summary and Data 7/21/97 Kiwi, Balti

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 16:29:31 -0400 (EDT)

Hello everyone,

Quite a bit from this weekend...

First "Kiwi" checked in with two locations.  This is the good news...The
strange news is that although she is well offshore she appears have headed
South and is now about 70-90 miles east of Chatham, Mass.  (Remember this is
Dave's seal we are talking about).  The good news is that this is in the
general vicinity of George's Bank, which would be as good a location as any
to find food.  We have also gotten more dive data back from her and have
recorded her deepest dive (a little over 625 feet).  She also appears to be
spending longer at deeper depths (over 100 meters).  She is still doing the
occasional dive of over 25 minutes long.  Her diving rate is a bit slower
than several days ago and she appears to be doing about 30-35 dives per six
hours.  This is starting to resemble the pattern we saw with Stephanie.  We
have our first STATUS message from the tag and it appears that part of the
reason we are receiving fewer messages is that she is sending fewer.  This
may mean that the way she was swimming was not letting the tag get high
enough out of the water to send a clear signal or that sea state was making
it hard to get a signal off.  It appears that we have been doing better for
the past few days so we will see.

As for the harbor seal.  It appears that she is staying pretty much in the
same location .  We are still getting good location and dive data back.  One
of our concerns was that we might not be able to get reliable locations
while she was swimming, however over the weekend we received a location
class "3" message (this is the best accuracy you can get, good to roughly
150 meters) while she was swimming near South Harpswell.  Her dive data also
shows more deep and long dives and if we continue to get good data we may be
able to see some patterns in the next week or so.  Here are the locations so
far:

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BAPV-Harbor Seal---released 7/9/97---11:30 GMT---Lat:43.406 o N Lon:-70.3935oW
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27567  Date : 09.07.97 07:30:08  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.464N  Lon1 :  70.427W
27567  Date : 09.07.97 12:59:21  LC : A  IQ : 60 Lat1 : 43.434N  Lon1 :  70.383W
27567  Date : 09.07.97 20:59:56  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.468N  Lon1 :  70.305W
27567  Date : 09.07.97 22:41:11  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.573N  Lon1 :  70.135W
27567  Date : 10.07.97 00:22:41  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.640N  Lon1 :  70.099W
27567  Date : 10.07.97 12:37:55  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.703N  Lon1 :  70.049W
27567  Date : 10.07.97 23:59:25  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.837N  Lon1 :  70.153W
27567  Date : 11.07.97 08:45:43  LC : 2  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 43.797N  Lon1 :  70.062W
27567  Date : 12.07.97 06:57:00  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.788N  Lon1 :  70.045W
27567  Date : 12.07.97 08:33:44  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.800N  Lon1 :  70.051W
27567  Date : 13.07.97 08:25:48  LC : 1  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 43.789N  Lon1 :  70.083W
27567  Date : 13.07.97 09:47:42  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.791N  Lon1 :  70.108W
27567  Date : 13.07.97 11:32:33  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 43.790N  Lon1 :  70.059W
27567  Date : 13.07.97 13:10:24  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 43.822N  Lon1 :  70.029W
27567  Date : 14.07.97 06:36:05  LC : 1  IQ : 60 Lat1 : 43.772N  Lon1 :  70.084W
27567  Date : 14.07.97 08:13:36  LC : 1  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 43.763N  Lon1 :  70.071W
27567  Date : 14.07.97 11:12:37  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.879N  Lon1 :  70.178W
27567  Date : 15.07.97 00:14:30  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.861N  Lon1 :  70.004W
27567  Date : 15.07.97 06:23:08  LC : 1  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 43.780N  Lon1 :  70.034W
27567  Date : 15.07.97 08:02:14  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.787N  Lon1 :  70.134W
27567  Date : 15.07.97 17:51:20  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 43.786N  Lon1 :  70.067W
27567  Date : 15.07.97 19:32:19  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 43.793N  Lon1 :  70.061W
27567  Date : 16.07.97 06:10:53  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.817N  Lon1 :  70.063W
27567  Date : 17.07.97 06:01:20  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.807N  Lon1 :  70.114W
27567  Date : 17.07.97 09:21:34  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.761N  Lon1 :  70.029W
27567  Date : 17.07.97 10:00:29  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.756N  Lon1 :  69.997W
27567  Date : 17.07.97 11:44:51  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.737N  Lon1 :  70.089W
27567  Date : 18.07.97 07:32:48  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.942N  Lon1 :  70.029W
27567  Date : 18.07.97 09:09:19  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.895N  Lon1 :  69.388W
27567  Date : 18.07.97 12:59:06  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.901N  Lon1 :  69.359W
27567  Date : 18.07.97 19:01:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.926N  Lon1 :  69.440W
27567  Date : 18.07.97 21:06:19  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.894N  Lon1 :  69.089W
27567  Date : 19.07.97 00:26:01  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.960N  Lon1 :  69.104W
27567  Date : 19.07.97 08:59:38  LC : 3  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 43.996N  Lon1 :  69.150W
27567  Date : 19.07.97 11:02:03  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.997N  Lon1 :  69.122W
27567  Date : 20.07.97 07:07:23  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 44.022N  Lon1 :  69.052W
27567  Date : 20.07.97 08:46:36  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.994N  Lon1 :  69.090W
27567  Date : 20.07.97 12:16:10  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 44.002N  Lon1 :  69.110W
27567  Date : 20.07.97 22:01:31  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.965N  Lon1 :  69.201W
27567  Date : 20.07.97 23:45:59  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 43.854N  Lon1 :  68.854W

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"KIWI" Hooded seal---released 7/9/97---11:30 GMT---Lat:43.406 o N Lon:-70.3935oW
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27568  Date : 09.07.97 13:00:07  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.406N  Lon1 :  70.434W
27568  Date : 09.07.97 17:16:52  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 43.338N  Lon1 :  70.509W
27568  Date : 19.07.97 08:56:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.123N  Lon1 :  69.039W
27568  Date : 20.07.97 12:17:04  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.604N  Lon1 :  68.549W

Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory				
New England Aquarium
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Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-5246 (phone)
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