Subject: Data Seal Location Bran

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 16:00:12 -0400 (EDT)

Mike et al,

Sorry for the interruption, however, here is the data from Bran .  Latest
locations show that after heading south for several days, Bran headed back
north along the coast to nearly the area he was released.  We received no
locations on the 5th, however his most recent locations show that he has
moved about fifty miles north (still close to the coast).  Wenow have
enough dive data to begin to see some patterns.  He is still doing mostly
shallow dives between 2 and 10 meters deep.  On  most of these shallow
dives, however he appears to be staying deeper than two meters.  From the
bottom depth data we have it appears that he may be exploring the bottom
along the shallow coastal edge.  This is a good sign (far better than if he
was spending most of his time hanging at the surface.  Most of his dives so
far are between 3-4 minutes long, and his longest dives are over 14
minutes.  Not bad for his first week.

Location Data:

01656  Date : 30.06.99 08:13:29  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.922N  Lon1 :
5.905W 
01656  Date : 30.06.99 10:37:11  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.899N  Lon1 :
5.887W 
01656  Date : 30.06.99 13:08:11  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 52.877N  Lon1 :
5.934W 
01656  Date : 30.06.99 16:26:22  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 52.780N  Lon1 :
6.073W 
01656  Date : 30.06.99 20:34:03  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.846N  Lon1 :
6.241W 
01656  Date : 30.06.99 22:08:37  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.019N  Lon1 :
6.273W 
01656  Date : 01.07.99 07:36:32  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.692N  Lon1 :
6.131W 
01656  Date : 01.07.99 08:03:22  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.914N  Lon1 :
5.922W 
01656  Date : 01.07.99 08:42:06  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.805N  Lon1 :
6.216W 
01656  Date : 01.07.99 19:01:34  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.852N  Lon1 :
6.357W 
01656  Date : 02.07.99 06:12:12  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.741N  Lon1 :
6.205W 
01656  Date : 02.07.99 07:12:17  LC : A  IQ : 05 Lat1 : 52.719N  Lon1 :
6.097W 
01656  Date : 02.07.99 10:11:11  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.675N  Lon1 :
5.984W 
01656  Date : 02.07.99 16:04:47  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 52.730N  Lon1 :
6.110W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 08:16:02  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.536N  Lon1 :
5.920W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 08:31:21  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.740N  Lon1 :
6.132W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 11:38:42  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.786N  Lon1 :
6.161W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 13:17:55  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 52.819N  Lon1 :
6.184W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 16:39:38  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.745N  Lon1 :
6.506W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 18:17:29  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 52.859N  Lon1 :
6.048W 
01656  Date : 03.07.99 19:30:00  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 52.314N  Lon1 :
6.457W 
01656  Date : 04.07.99 05:49:35  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 53.147N  Lon1 :
6.009W 
01656  Date : 04.07.99 07:29:55  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.278N  Lon1 :
6.037W 
01656  Date : 04.07.99 07:39:28  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 53.218N  Lon1 :
6.057W  
01656  Date : 04.07.99 08:07:15  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.306N  Lon1 :
6.066W  
01656  Date : 04.07.99 09:20:04  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.210N  Lon1 :
5.963W  
01656  Date : 04.07.99 09:45:14  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 53.308N  Lon1 :
6.079W  
01656  Date : 04.07.99 09:46:51  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.468N  Lon1 :
5.966W  
01656  Date : 04.07.99 14:36:18  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 53.305N  Lon1 :
6.143W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 09:03:38  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.296N  Lon1 :
5.690W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 11:53:08  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.031N  Lon1 :
5.788W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 12:41:07  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.286N  Lon1 :
5.533W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 15:19:51  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 54.139N  Lon1 :
5.235W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 16:47:25  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.506N  Lon1 :
5.376W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 17:00:37  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.264N  Lon1 :
5.246W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 18:24:22  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.413N  Lon1 :
5.615W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 18:52:38  LC : 2  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 54.402N  Lon1 :
5.431W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 19:14:56  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 54.413N  Lon1 :
5.420W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 20:03:09  LC : 3  IQ : 68 Lat1 : 54.436N  Lon1 :
5.387W  
01656  Date : 06.07.99 21:45:41  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 54.480N  Lon1 :
5.422W  
01656  Date : 07.07.99 05:18:55  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 54.540N  Lon1 :
5.460W  
01656  Date : 07.07.99 05:18:55  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 54.540N  Lon1 :
5.460W  
01656  Date : 07.07.99 06:58:25  LC : A  IQ : 08 Lat1 : 54.706N  Lon1 :
5.611W  


more later,

ge



Greg Early
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