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54735
White-sided Dolphin

Cape Cod Stranding Network
New England Aquarium


Sighting Data

White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) was tagged and released by researchers with the New England Aquarium and the Cape Cod Stranding Network. On Sunday, 4-17, CCSN and NEAq responded to 6 white-sided dolphins stranded in the mud flats at Skaket Beach in Orleans. The group consisted of 4 adult males, an adult female and a calf. All were found alive and in decent condition. We assessed the animals and transported them by truck to Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown. All 6 animals were released - and a SPLASH tag was attached to one of the adult males.


Satellite Fixes

"54735" Data

54735 Date : 17.04.05 22:52:55 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.043N Lon1 : 70.286W
54735 Date : 18.04.05 01:37:13 LC : 0 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.936N Lon1 : 70.289W
54735 Date : 18.04.05 22:28:57 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.866N Lon1 : 70.405W
54735 Date : 19.04.05 10:43:43 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.152N Lon1 : 70.535W
54735 Date : 20.04.05 01:02:57 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 42.445N Lon1 : 70.848W
54735 Date : 21.04.05 06:49:27 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.394N Lon1 : 70.868W
54735 Date : 22.04.05 06:37:34 LC : 2 IQ : 66 Lat1 : 42.252N Lon1 : 70.465W
54735 Date : 23.04.05 03:03:07 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.183N Lon1 : 70.373W
54735 Date : 24.04.05 12:03:08 LC : A IQ : 50 Lat1 : 42.183N Lon1 : 70.360W
54735 Date : 25.04.05 02:16:26 LC : 3 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 42.049N Lon1 : 70.460W
54735 Date : 26.04.05 07:30:39 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.172N Lon1 : 70.438W
54735 Date : 27.04.05 03:13:22 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.087N Lon1 : 70.476W
54735 Date : 28.04.05 08:48:28 LC : 3 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 42.186N Lon1 : 70.477W
54735 Date : 29.04.05 02:24:55 LC : 0 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 42.163N Lon1 : 70.452W
54735 Date : 30.04.05 01:59:58 LC : 2 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 42.085N Lon1 : 70.444W
54735 Date : 03.05.05 10:09:50 LC : 0 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.045N Lon1 : 70.314W
54735 Date : 05.05.05 03:26:35 LC : 3 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 42.099N Lon1 : 70.432W
54735 Date : 07.05.05 02:26:20 LC : 2 IQ : 67 Lat1 : 42.094N Lon1 : 70.376W
54735 Date : 09.05.05 11:09:46 LC : 0 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.230N Lon1 : 70.514W
54735 Date : 11.05.05 02:52:51 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.233N Lon1 : 70.492W
54735 Date : 13.05.05 03:44:48 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.309N Lon1 : 70.437W
54735 Date : 15.05.05 03:00:13 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.685N Lon1 : 69.731W
54735 Date : 17.05.05 03:53:51 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.581N Lon1 : 69.626W
54735 Date : 19.05.05 03:06:28 LC : 3 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.364N Lon1 : 68.353W
54735 Date : 21.05.05 07:45:42 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 43.043N Lon1 : 68.823W
54735 Date : 23.05.05 03:17:13 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.707N Lon1 : 68.164W
54735 Date : 25.05.05 02:30:29 LC : 0 IQ : 40 Lat1 : 43.527N Lon1 : 68.674W
54735 Date : 27.05.05 01:46:21 LC : 2 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.799N Lon1 : 68.397W
54735 Date : 29.05.05 02:37:59 LC : 0 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.334N Lon1 : 69.390W
54735 Date : 31.05.05 01:53:31 LC : 1 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 42.763N Lon1 : 69.774W
54735 Date : 02.06.05 08:49:03 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.245N Lon1 : 69.732W
54735 Date : 04.06.05 02:02:06 LC : 3 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.586N Lon1 : 69.689W
54735 Date : 04.06.05 10:53:21 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.861N Lon1 : 69.292W
54735 Date : 06.06.05 02:58:29 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.634N Lon1 : 70.083W
54735 Date : 08.06.05 12:37:17 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.506N Lon1 : 69.136W
54735 Date : 10.06.05 03:02:09 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.627N Lon1 : 69.058W
54735 Date : 12.06.05 01:26:14 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.287N Lon1 : 69.276W
54735 Date : 12.06.05 11:03:21 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.532N Lon1 : 69.012W
54735 Date : 14.06.05 01:33:39 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 40.978N Lon1 : 69.276W
54735 Date : 14.06.05 10:15:33 LC : 2 IQ : 66 Lat1 : 41.400N Lon1 : 69.142W
54735 Date : 16.06.05 07:45:44 LC : 0 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 43.246N Lon1 : 68.624W
54735 Date : 18.06.05 01:42:49 LC : 3 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 43.353N Lon1 : 67.933W
54735 Date : 20.06.05 02:35:29 LC : 1 IQ : 57 Lat1 : 43.599N Lon1 : 68.060W
54735 Date : 22.06.05 03:33:40 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.182N Lon1 : 69.311W
54735 Date : 24.06.05 02:46:20 LC : 0 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.956N Lon1 : 69.728W
54735 Date : 26.06.05 09:37:12 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.544N Lon1 : 69.263W
54735 Date : 27.06.05 07:19:38 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.814N Lon1 : 69.310W
54735 Date : 28.06.05 07:08:51 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.137N Lon1 : 69.071W
54735 Date : 30.06.05 06:44:22 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.234N Lon1 : 69.337W
54735 Date : 01.07.05 08:13:34 LC : 3 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.231N Lon1 : 69.112W
54735 Date : 04.07.05 02:18:17 LC : 1 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 41.764N Lon1 : 68.218W
54735 Date : 07.07.05 02:47:39 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.426N Lon1 : 68.798W
54735 Date : 10.07.05 10:29:32 LC : A IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.399N Lon1 : 69.103W
54735 Date : 13.07.05 02:10:33 LC : 2 IQ : 57 Lat1 : 41.797N Lon1 : 68.626W
54735 Date : 16.07.05 02:40:29 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 42.074N Lon1 : 69.602W
54735 Date : 19.07.05 11:28:47 LC : 2 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.459N Lon1 : 69.159W
54735 Date : 22.07.05 01:13:04 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 42.484N Lon1 : 69.736W
54735 Date : 25.07.05 04:16:18 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 43.041N Lon1 : 69.939W
54735 Date : 28.07.05 07:00:40 LC : 0 IQ : 48 Lat1 : 41.317N Lon1 : 69.102W
54735 Date : 31.07.05 06:31:45 LC : 2 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.697N Lon1 : 69.250W
54735 Date : 01.08.05 07:19:07 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.537N Lon1 : 69.120W
54735 Date : 04.08.05 11:47:21 LC : 2 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.822N Lon1 : 68.385W
54735 Date : 07.08.05 02:39:51 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.619N Lon1 : 68.663W
54735 Date : 10.08.05 01:28:18 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.437N Lon1 : 68.704W
54735 Date : 13.08.05 03:39:30 LC : 2 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 41.923N Lon1 : 68.292W

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Data Format key:
Date (dd.mm.yy): 22.08.98 23:06:55 Time (hr:min:sec)(in GMT), LC (fix quality)

LC just stands for Location Class. Location Classes of 0 and up are the best (derived from 4 or more messages)- a Class 0 is good to within between 1,000 and 5,000 meters. Classes 1,2,3- get consistently more accurate. The letter classes are given no estimate of error, but the A's are better than the B's etc. (Argos Accuracy Table) It appears that some of the letter class locations are pretty good (i.e. several fixes over a short period are quite similar), but then others vary wildly- especially the longitude.

> Lat1: 48.275N [latitude] Lon1: 69.232W [longitude]


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