Subject: Data seal Location "Bran"

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 16:57:54 -0400 (EDT)

          "Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard your call,
   Wanted to sail upon your waters, since I was three feet tall"
                        Jimmy Buffett
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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 11:04:55 -0400
From: Greg Early <gearly@neaq.org>
To: fwenzel@whale.wheelock.edu, williams@whale.wheelock.edu
Subject: location data seal "Bran"

Mike et all,

Here is the first data from the young gray seal "Bran" released by the
Irish Seal Sanctuary on Sunday (6/27/99).

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Gray seal..."Bran"=85Irish Seal Sanctuary...Male... Released  Bull
Island...6/27/99...11:30 GMT...PTT#01656.. Lat: 000000 Lon: -0000000
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=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
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01656  Date : 27.06.99 11:19:56  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 56.916N  Lon1 :
25.484W =20
01656  Date : 27.06.99 15:21:30  LC : 0  IQ : 40 Lat1 : 53.388N  Lon1 :
5.961W =20
01656  Date : 27.06.99 15:34:05  LC : 1  IQ : 66 Lat1 : 53.354N  Lon1 :
6.142W =20
01656  Date : 27.06.99 16:43:00  LC : A  IQ : 06 Lat1 : 53.397N  Lon1 :
6.102W =20
01656  Date : 27.06.99 17:02:49  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.499N  Lon1 :
6.239W =20
01656  Date : 27.06.99 17:14:38  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 53.331N  Lon1 :
6.145W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 05:18:06  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.730N  Lon1 :
6.145W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 06:57:48  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.989N  Lon1 :
6.186W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 07:03:10  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 53.124N  Lon1 :
6.076W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 08:12:40  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 53.110N  Lon1 :
6.019W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 08:39:25  LC : 0  IQ : 48 Lat1 : 53.114N  Lon1 :
6.030W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 09:19:02  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.083N  Lon1 :
6.091W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 09:51:04  LC : 3  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 53.090N  Lon1 :
5.992W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 10:18:16  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.055N  Lon1 :
5.967W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 10:58:49  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 53.025N  Lon1 :
5.889W =20
01656  Date : 28.06.99 12:44:50  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.038N  Lon1 :
6.132W =20
01656  Date : 29.06.99 06:46:27  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.717N  Lon1 :
6.143W =20

So far, this is very good for the first days of a track.  Generally we get
fewer location"hits" in the first few days after release.  One location
here is even a "location code #3".  This is the highest degree of accuracy
that Argos (the satellite) calculates for a location.  This means that
location is accurate to within 150 meters of the reported location.  We
have programmed this tag to (hopefully) give us data daily for the next six
to nine months.  Keep your fingers crossed...

ge



Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory=09=09=09=09
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-5246 (phone)
617-723-6207 (FAX)=09=09
gearly@neaq.org