Subject: Data Seals location 10/25/98, "PoeGo","Jersey"and "Bristol"

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 15:31:14 -0500 (EST)

Subject: location data seal, "PoeGo","Jersey"and "Bristol"

Mike et al,

A bit of catching up to do and some strange doings.

"Bristol"

Newest tagged seal (harbor seal pup).  So far we have been getting only a
few locations (about one per day).  It is not unusual to have relatively
few messages for the first few days after release.  Also in this location
satellite coverage is not as good as further north.  Weather can also cause
us to get fewer signals if the sea state is choppy enough to block signals.
 Enough excuses.  It looks like Bristol is still keeping close to shore and
has moved southwest along the south coast of the Cape and is near
Osterville (and may have moved into one of the marshes near that area...).
Hopefully more in the next few days...

27567  Date : 22.10.98 14:44:13  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat2 : 42.258N  Lon2 :
70.021W  
27567  Date : 22.10.98 22:52:31  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.674N  Lon1 :
70.075W  
27567  Date : 24.10.98 10:43:11  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.621N  Lon1 :
70.456W  

"PoeGo"

"PoeGo" has continued in the same general location (perhaps a bit south and
east) and has moved into slightly deeper water.  His dive pattern still
shows more deep diving and is quite consistent.  It appears he has found a
place he likes (for now).

27580  Date : 19.10.98 13:36:30  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.552N  Lon1 :
53.858W  
27580  Date : 20.10.98 23:38:40  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.449N  Lon1 :
53.889W 
27580  Date : 24.10.98 10:46:29  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.381N  Lon1 :
53.541W  
27580  Date : 24.10.98 12:36:20  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.332N  Lon1 :
53.548W  
27580  Date : 24.10.98 17:44:14  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.201N  Lon1 :
54.199W  
27580  Date : 24.10.98 19:20:26  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.353N  Lon1 :
53.537W  
27580  Date : 24.10.98 19:43:45  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.363N  Lon1 :
53.521W  
27580  Date : 26.10.98 07:30:40  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 51.527N  Lon1 :
53.633W  

Jersey,

Well...after heading into the center of the Gulf of Maine, the question was
would "Jersey" go to the right, around Nova Scotia, or left into the Bay of
Fundy.  The answer is left...sharp left as a matter of fact.  Her latest
location puts her 10-15 miles off the coast of mid-coast Maine.  This puts
her into much shallower water than the past few days.  Because the accuracy
of the last few locations is questionable, it might take another day or so
to see if this is in fact what is going on.  We will be checking her dive
data over the next few days to see if we can get an idea of what is going
on.  

27581  Date : 19.10.98 08:51:12  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.829N  Lon1 :
67.574W 
27581  Date : 20.10.98 01:08:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.758N  Lon1 :
67.643W 
27581  Date : 20.10.98 01:08:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.758N  Lon1 :
67.643W 
27581  Date : 21.10.98 00:58:24  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.788N  Lon1 :
67.776W  
27581  Date : 22.10.98 06:33:36  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.098N  Lon1 :
67.894W  
27581  Date : 22.10.98 09:02:59  LC : 1  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 42.852N  Lon1 :
67.805W  
27581  Date : 23.10.98 00:34:03  LC : 2  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.051N  Lon1 :
67.943W  
27581  Date : 23.10.98 00:35:10  LC : 1  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 43.035N  Lon1 :
67.993W  
27581  Date : 23.10.98 02:11:54  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 43.078N  Lon1 :
67.989W  
27581  Date : 24.10.98 00:11:51  LC : 1  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.070N  Lon1 :
67.994W  
27581  Date : 24.10.98 00:19:28  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 43.078N  Lon1 :
67.972W  
27581  Date : 24.10.98 01:57:59  LC : A  IQ : 06 Lat1 : 43.074N  Lon1 :
67.938W 
27581  Date : 25.10.98 07:40:27  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.465N  Lon1 :
68.033W  
27581  Date : 26.10.98 01:08:41  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.982N  Lon1 :
68.301W  


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Greg Early
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