Subject: Data seals location 7/27/98 "Casino","PoeGo" (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:23:59 -0400 (EDT)

Mike, et al,

Hmmm.  

Locations for both seals over the weekend, but as usual, strangeness.

"Casino":

Appears to have stopped moving south along the coast, at least temporarily,
and moved to shore and hauled out (for about six hours on one day, maybe a
bit longer).  Most of his locations are clustering around the area he
appears to have hauled out.


27583  Date : 24.07.98 08:07:18  LC : 2  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 44.183N  Lon1 :
64.360W  
27583  Date : 24.07.98 10:30:02  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.181N  Lon1 :
64.380W 
27583  Date : 24.07.98 11:11:46  LC : A  IQ : 06 Lat1 : 44.092N  Lon1 :
64.541W  
27583  Date : 24.07.98 11:43:23  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.187N  Lon1 :
64.361W  
27583  Date : 24.07.98 12:07:49  LC : 0  IQ : 46 Lat1 : 44.208N  Lon1 :
64.308W  
27583  Date : 24.07.98 12:50:43  LC : 0  IQ : 46 Lat1 : 44.193N  Lon1 :
64.321W 
27583  Date : 25.07.98 06:14:31  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.224N  Lon1 :
64.330W  
27583  Date : 25.07.98 07:56:54  LC : 0  IQ : 48 Lat1 : 44.197N  Lon1 :
64.320W  
27583  Date : 25.07.98 09:36:14  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 44.191N  Lon1 :
64.314W  
27583  Date : 25.07.98 10:06:44  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 44.164N  Lon1 :
64.312W 
27583  Date : 25.07.98 10:45:43  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.593N  Lon1 :
64.652W 
27583  Date : 26.07.98 07:45:05  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.149N  Lon1 :
63.793W  
27583  Date : 26.07.98 07:45:05  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.149N  Lon1 :
63.793W  
27583  Date : 26.07.98 13:42:29  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.177N  Lon1 :
64.259W 
27583  Date : 27.07.98 07:33:31  LC : 0  IQ : 50 Lat1 : 44.184N  Lon1 :
64.417W  

"PoeGo":

"PoeGo" has continued further up the Bay of Fundy (actually not even in the
bay at this point).  Although we have not gotten any messages that he has
hauled out, he is getting close to shore.  Actually the shore is getting
close to him as the bay narrows and gets shallower.  His dive behavior
shows the shallower water depth he is in right now.  This is an area of
extreem tides and currents.  One would think, he would be getting the hint,
but we will see.

27580  Date : 23.07.98 22:56:33  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.027N  Lon1 :
66.115W 
27580  Date : 24.07.98 12:06:42  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.136N  Lon1 :
65.813W  
27580  Date : 24.07.98 21:54:39  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.032N  Lon1 :
66.020W  
27580  Date : 24.07.98 22:34:14  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 45.076N  Lon1 :
65.327W 
27580  Date : 24.07.98 23:34:40  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.095N  Lon1 :
65.308W 
27580  Date : 25.07.98 19:20:09  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.985N  Lon1 :
64.962W 
27580  Date : 25.07.98 21:31:25  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.206N  Lon1 :
65.312W 
27580  Date : 26.07.98 00:41:24  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.270N  Lon1 :
64.257W 
27580  Date : 26.07.98 22:42:24  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.263N  Lon1 :
63.949W 
27580  Date : 26.07.98 22:47:51  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 45.280N  Lon1 :
63.872W 


Oddly, both seals are only about 75 miles apart right now one on either
side of Nova Scotia.

Go figure.

Cheers,

ge




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