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Observation Data
Sperm Whales/Azores
24 May, 1998 Research Track

U. of Azores, DOP

Date Time Latitude t Lat Longitude t long # Species Sp # Heading Distance Notes
5/24/98 9:20 38 32.5
28 34.1


289 0.9
5/24/98 10:12 38 31.6
28 33.9


238 14.0
5/24/98 11:07 38 21.6
28 46.5
Dd 50+ 219 3.0
5/24/98 11:21 38 18.9
28 48.1


290 3.4
5/24/98 11:49 38 19.3
28 52.5
Cc 2 294 2.1
5/24/98 12:11 38 19.6
28 55.1


307 10.0
5/24/98 13:10 38 23.7
28 06.9


327 3.3
5/24/98 13:24 38 26.0
29 10.0
Tt 20 316 1.1
5/24/98 13:46 38 26.6
29 11.5


43 1.7 Hydrophone
5/24/98 14:15 38 28.1
29 10.1
?? 1

Octopus Head found
5/24/98 15:18 38 29.7
29 07.7
Dd 30


5/24/98 15:27 38 30.3
29 06.2
Dd 50 143 0.7
5/24/98 15:43 38 29.8
29 05.5
Pc 5 62 0.6 2+2+1
5/24/98 16:59 38 30.2
29 05.0
Pc 2 197 0.3 2
5/24/98 17:12 38 29.9
29 05.0


192 0.3
5/24/98 17:22 38 29.7
29 05.0


188 0.4
5/24/98 17:30 38 29.3
29 04.9


174 0.3
5/24/98 17:35 38 28.9
29 04.8


162 0.1
5/24/98 17:42 38 28.9
29 04.7
Pc 1 47 3.0
5/24/98 18:53 38 31.4
29 02.6


106 15.0
5/24/98 19:48 38 30.7
28 43.7


101 5.0
5/24/98 20:07 38 30.9
28 27.3


281 11.0


Questions:

1. What is the heading? overall? between each fix?
2. Is the whale traveling a route that you expected? Why?
3. What is the normal habitat for sperm whales?
4. What is the relative rate of travel?
5. Why do you think some of the satellite positions (fixes) seem to be conflicting or inaccurate?
6. What precautions must be made in working with satellite positions?

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