Subject: Data Seal Location PoeGo, Jersey, Bristol, McHenry, Quid (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:51:49 -0500 (EST)

Mike et al,

Data for the past few days.  I will be trying to get some dive information
out if possible as I will not be picking up data during the next week or
so.  So things may get a little patchy here for a while.  Basically, though
the news is pretty good...all animals are still transmitting.

Quid...
27568  Date : 14.12.98 08:27:16  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.589N  Lon1 :
70.274W 
27568  Date : 14.12.98 09:32:54  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.619N  Lon1 :
70.384W  
27568  Date : 14.12.98 11:12:16  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 41.620N  Lon1 :
70.356W 
27568  Date : 14.12.98 12:04:33  LC : 2  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.631N  Lon1 :
70.361W  
27568  Date : 15.12.98 10:51:10  LC : 2  IQ : 60 Lat1 : 41.607N  Lon1 :
70.406W 
27568  Date : 15.12.98 11:42:41  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.599N  Lon1 :
70.405W 
27568  Date : 15.12.98 13:33:22  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.609N  Lon1 :
70.409W  
27568  Date : 16.12.98 08:05:43  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.622N  Lon1 :
70.472W  
27568  Date : 16.12.98 10:28:45  LC : 3  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 41.610N  Lon1 :
70.405W  
27568  Date : 16.12.98 11:20:42  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.605N  Lon1 :
70.408W  
27568  Date : 16.12.98 12:08:09  LC : 2  IQ : 57 Lat1 : 41.620N  Lon1 :
70.401W 

Getting more signals.  His location is still quite near shore, moving west.
 The most recent locations have put him near the marshes near Osterville,
Mass.  This is almost the same path taken by "Bristol" a month or so ago.

Bristol:

27567  Date : 14.12.98 20:55:22  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.653N  Lon1 :
69.973W  
27567  Date : 14.12.98 22:35:04  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.670N  Lon1 :
69.976W 
27567  Date : 14.12.98 23:25:41  LC : 2  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.669N  Lon1 :
70.001W  
27567  Date : 15.12.98 10:50:22  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.698N  Lon1 :
70.042W  
27567  Date : 15.12.98 11:41:33  LC : 2  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 41.662N  Lon1 :
69.971W  
27567  Date : 15.12.98 22:09:21  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.683N  Lon1 :
69.951W  
27567  Date : 15.12.98 23:18:53  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.673N  Lon1 :
69.956W  
27567  Date : 16.12.98 10:29:12  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.684N  Lon1 :
69.989W 
27567  Date : 16.12.98 11:20:34  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.679N  Lon1 :
69.953W  
27567  Date : 16.12.98 12:07:06  LC : 3  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 41.680N  Lon1 :
69.972W  
27567  Date : 16.12.98 14:38:46  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.650N  Lon1 :
69.990W 
27567  Date : 16.12.98 14:58:49  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.676N  Lon1 :
69.975W  

Still moving around Monomoy Island, staying close to shore.  Also staying
quite shallow.  Most recent locations are near shore in the marshes near
west Chatham , Mass.

MCHenry:

27584  Date : 13.12.98 09:55:24  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.284N  Lon1 :
70.454W  
27584  Date : 13.12.98 12:26:08  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.272N  Lon1 :
70.319W 
27584  Date : 15.12.98 08:21:37  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.344N  Lon1 :
70.350W  
27584  Date : 15.12.98 09:10:44  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.354N  Lon1 :
70.302W 
27584  Date : 15.12.98 11:40:19  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.333N  Lon1 :
70.298W 
27584  Date : 15.12.98 12:28:24  LC : 2  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.331N  Lon1 :
70.289W 
27584  Date : 15.12.98 13:20:17  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.331N  Lon1 :
70.295W 
27584  Date : 16.12.98 00:45:06  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.329N  Lon1 :
70.280W 
27584  Date : 16.12.98 00:58:55  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.331N  Lon1 :
70.299W 
27584  Date : 17.12.98 07:56:20  LC : 1  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.322N  Lon1 :
70.312W 

The good news is that MC Henry is staying near Muskeegut Island, a small
island near Nantucket, Mass.  This is the location of much of the gray seal
population in the area ("downtown graysealville").  He has been hauling out
(for as much as 12 hours at a time) and has been apparently keeping close
to the shallow water near the island as he is not doing a great deal of
deep diving.  We will see if this is something to be concerned about over
the next few days...

Jersey:
27581  Date : 15.12.98 01:12:05  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.882N  Lon1 :
58.642W 
27581  Date : 15.12.98 06:37:47  LC : 2  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 44.886N  Lon1 :
58.696W  
27581  Date : 15.12.98 06:37:47  LC : 2  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 44.886N  Lon1 :
58.696W 
27581  Date : 15.12.98 08:18:42  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 44.923N  Lon1 :
58.729W 
27581  Date : 15.12.98 10:00:46  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.938N  Lon1 :
58.673W  
27581  Date : 15.12.98 10:48:42  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 44.958N  Lon1 :
58.652W  
27581  Date : 15.12.98 11:41:41  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 44.966N  Lon1 :
58.631W 
27581  Date : 15.12.98 11:47:59  LC : A  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 44.964N  Lon1 :
58.633W 
27581  Date : 16.12.98 00:43:46  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.855N  Lon1 :
58.555W  
27581  Date : 16.12.98 00:58:38  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.862N  Lon1 :
58.510W  
27581  Date : 16.12.98 08:06:49  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.763N  Lon1 :
58.578W 
27581  Date : 16.12.98 11:16:42  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.694N  Lon1 :
58.574W 
27581  Date : 16.12.98 14:57:10  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.632N  Lon1 :
58.629W  
27581  Date : 16.12.98 16:12:59  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.634N  Lon1 :
58.707W 
27581  Date : 16.12.98 17:54:54  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.610N  Lon1 :
58.785W 
27581  Date : 16.12.98 18:30:43  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.635N  Lon1 :
58.747W  

Jersey is doing something quite remarkable...After swimming north to the
coast of Newfoundland, she headed south again in a roughly 500 mile circle,
returning to the location she was in about a month ago.  She has been in
the same general location for the past week or so.  This is an area of
sharp bottom contour with shallow water dropping of to several hundred
meters.  She is east of Cape Breton Island, and north of Sable Island.

PoeGo:

27580  Date : 14.12.98 08:28:53  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.560N  Lon1 :
53.856W  
27580  Date : 14.12.98 20:53:35  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.485N  Lon1 :
53.569W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 01:16:18  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.428N  Lon1 :
53.488W  
27580  Date : 15.12.98 06:35:12  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.279N  Lon1 :
53.430W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 09:53:25  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 55.263N  Lon1 :
53.347W  
27580  Date : 15.12.98 09:56:40  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.258N  Lon1 :
53.357W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 11:44:20  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.210N  Lon1 :
53.156W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 11:44:20  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.805N  Lon1 :
53.354W  
27580  Date : 15.12.98 13:17:57  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.157N  Lon1 :
53.250W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 14:04:28  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.174N  Lon1 :
53.244W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 14:50:22  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.183N  Lon1 :
53.166W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 15:06:25  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 55.137N  Lon1 :
53.360W
27580  Date : 15.12.98 19:52:51  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.191N  Lon1 :
53.160W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 20:35:35  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 55.091N  Lon1 :
53.141W  
27580  Date : 15.12.98 21:26:58  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.104N  Lon1 :
52.928W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 21:40:30  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 55.119N  Lon1 :
52.927W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 23:08:13  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.129N  Lon1 :
52.833W 
27580  Date : 15.12.98 23:21:02  LC : A  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 55.139N  Lon1 :
52.829W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 01:01:01  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.150N  Lon1 :
52.786W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 08:01:30  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 55.263N  Lon1 :
52.533W  
27580  Date : 16.12.98 11:14:31  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.300N  Lon1 :
52.365W  
27580  Date : 16.12.98 13:00:04  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.226N  Lon1 :
52.565W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 13:15:25  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.179N  Lon1 :
51.980W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 16:18:11  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.206N  Lon1 :
52.288W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 20:16:59  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.145N  Lon1 :
52.216W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 21:05:14  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.101N  Lon1 :
52.393W  
27580  Date : 16.12.98 21:28:15  LC : A  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 55.112N  Lon1 :
52.390W 
27580  Date : 16.12.98 21:54:58  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.123N  Lon1 :
52.431W  
27580  Date : 16.12.98 22:45:45  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.123N  Lon1 :
52.439W
27580  Date : 17.12.98 00:25:56  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.134N  Lon1 :
52.515W 
27580  Date : 17.12.98 00:45:49  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 55.126N  Lon1 :
52.479W 
27580  Date : 17.12.98 06:10:41  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 55.121N  Lon1 :
52.643W 
27580  Date : 17.12.98 07:52:03  LC : 3  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 55.128N  Lon1 :
52.666W 

Poego continues to move south almost down the center of the Davis Strait
(actually closer to Labrador).  His most recent locations put him over
water that is between 2000 and 3500 meters deep.  We have been tracking him
for almost exactly five months (our longest track was nine months, although
we have gotten more locations [over 900 so far] and data from PoeGo in five
months than we did in nine of the previous track.)

enjoy

ge







Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory				
New England Aquarium
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