Subject: Data Summary Seal 7/25/97 Balti,Kiwi

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 12:43:54 -0400 (EDT)

Hello all,

Another update before I disappear for the weekend.  I am going to try to
keep to a once per week schedule for these updates, unless something really
neat or strange happens.  

Here's the latest.... "Balti" has been doing some traveling.  She has moved
further up the coast from near South Harpswell to an area between Pemaquid
and Port Clyde.  She moved a bit north (nearly to Spruce Head) and appears
to have doubled back in the past two days.  She appears to be staying fairly
near to the coast, and is in an area that is full of seals.  It appears that
she moved past Boothbay fairly quickly on her way up the coast, which is not
surprising, considering how much activity is in that area at this time of
the year.  Her diving behavior also appears to be changing with more dives
of longer duration...here are numbers comparing her first week to her total
duration picture...

7/15/97		duration		<2min	2-5min	5-10min	10-15min	15-20min	>20min
n=1132		total dives		777	315	25	3	5	7
		% dives		68.64%	27.83%	2.21%	0.27%	0.44%	0.62%
7/22/97									
n=2971		total dives		1349	1459	104	24	17	18
		% dives		45.41%	49.11%	3.50%	0.81%	0.57%	0.61%
This looks pretty good with more 2-5 minute dives (maybe foraging) and about
the same percentage of longer dives.

Her haulout data still does not seem to have a pattern to it, but she has
spent nearly the whole night hauled out and generally hauls out nearly every
day for at least a short period. 

As for "Kiwi"...our latest locations (two of them) have her east of Long
Island (almost straight south of Cape Cod).  Her locations so far are listed
below.  Her dive behavior still is not showing very deep dives, but some of
her dives are quite long.  We also have some messages that look like she has
done some long periods of very shallow or surface swimming.  So far this is
complicated by the few data points we have for her so it is hard to draw
much of a conclusion from what we have.

Well keep your fingers crossed that the tags hold up, the glue holds and
"Kiwi" starts to head north.

more later

ge


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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  Lat2 : 50.284N  Lon2 : 107.795W
27568  Date : 09.07.97 17:16:52  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 43.338N  Lon1 :
70.509W  Lat2 : 49.988N  Lon2 :  37.686W
27568  Date : 19.07.97 08:56:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.123N  Lon1 :
69.039W  Lat2 : 50.932N  Lon2 : 112.287W
27568  Date : 20.07.97 12:17:04  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.604N  Lon1 :
68.549W  Lat2 : 45.965N  Lon2 :  91.106W
27568  Date : 22.07.97 18:12:59  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 40.443N  Lon1 :
69.638W  Lat2 : 41.674N  Lon2 :  64.579W
27568  Date : 22.07.97 22:56:39  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 40.046N  Lon1 :
70.061W  Lat2 : 38.210N  Lon2 :  79.435W
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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 : 22.07.97 08:28:34  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 43.874N  Lon1 :
69.363W  Lat2 : 48.960N  Lon2 :  95.757W
27567  Date : 22.07.97 10:06:21  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.931N  Lon1 :
69.342W  Lat2 : 57.814N  Lon2 : 145.151W
27567  Date : 22.07.97 13:15:04  LC : 0  IQ : 57 Lat1 : 43.670N  Lon1 :
68.917W  Lat2 : 52.305N  Lon2 : 116.760W
27567  Date : 22.07.97 19:58:28  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.086N  Lon1 :
68.800W  Lat2 : 34.505N  Lon2 : 115.223W
27567  Date : 23.07.97 00:38:14  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.221N  Lon1 :
69.390W  Lat2 : 32.637N  Lon2 : 129.995W






Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory				
New England Aquarium
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Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-5246 (phone)
617-723-6207 (FAX)		
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