Subject: Data Seal Location Albert

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:33:56 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: location data, seal Albert

Mike et al,

Albert continues to send locations.  He is still long overdue to molt the
transmitter, so who knows how long this might go on.  Recent positions show
him a bit to the north and west off the coast of northern Labrador.  We get
no dive data from this tag, but I became a bit suspicious over the weekend
when we received several location fixes based on many satellite"hits" (as
many as 13!).  This would mean Albert would have to be at the surface for
nearly the entire pass of the satellite (not the kind of behavior one
generally sees).  Checking the location of ice in that region it looks
likely that "Albert " has found himself some ice to haul out on.  This
would also explain why he is not moving as quickly as he was a week ago.

(you can check on the ice conditions at http://www.cis.ec.gc.ca/home.html)

data:
24853  Date : 09.07.99 17:05:21  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.884N  Lon1 :
61.268W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 17:50:06  LC : 1  IQ : 60 Lat1 : 59.855N  Lon1 :
61.297W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 18:12:15  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 59.818N  Lon1 :
61.246W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 19:28:21  LC : 1  IQ : 55 Lat1 : 59.768N  Lon1 :
61.362W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 19:51:46  LC : 1  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.762N  Lon1 :
61.341W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 20:23:08  LC : 1  IQ : 62 Lat1 : 59.809N  Lon1 :
61.321W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 20:39:27  LC : 2  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.750N  Lon1 :
61.329W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 21:07:53  LC : 0  IQ : 46 Lat1 : 59.763N  Lon1 :
61.321W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 21:35:03  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 59.630N  Lon1 :
61.394W 
24853  Date : 09.07.99 22:01:49  LC : 1  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.743N  Lon1 :
61.377W  
24853  Date : 09.07.99 22:18:07  LC : 0  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.735N  Lon1 :
61.351W  
24853  Date : 10.07.99 16:56:15  LC : A  IQ : 07 Lat1 : 59.767N  Lon1 :
61.913W  
24853  Date : 10.07.99 17:29:31  LC : 1  IQ : 56 Lat1 : 59.665N  Lon1 :
61.533W  
24853  Date : 10.07.99 22:00:24  LC : 1  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 59.873N  Lon1 :
61.834W  
24853  Date : 10.07.99 23:25:18  LC : 0  IQ : 58 Lat1 : 59.893N  Lon1 :
62.033W  
24853  Date : 11.07.99 17:06:51  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 60.052N  Lon1 :
63.144W 
24853  Date : 11.07.99 17:47:09  LC : B  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 60.164N  Lon1 :
62.541W 
24853  Date : 11.07.99 19:31:53  LC : A  IQ : 00 Lat1 : 60.100N  Lon1 :
63.113W 


later,

ge

Greg Early
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