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Harp Seals
(Phoca groenlandica)

Satellite Tagging Observation Data

Harp Seal

New England Aquarium


Tracking Maps - 406972 or 406976 for a view of their movements.

40972
40976
-70.377, 41.764, 3/26
-70.099, 42.060, 4/1
-67.799, 40.496, 4/8
-64.856, 43.440, 4/15
-63.323, 43.710, 4/22
-63.501, 44.370, 4/30
40972 Date : 01.05.04 07:29:09 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 44.294N Lon1 : 63.450W
40972 Date : 02.05.04 12:47:13 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 44.504N Lon1 : 63.355W
-71.130,41.909, 3/23
-70.626, 43.351, 3/24
-69.506, 42.735, 3/26
-64.021,43.395, 4/1
-60.030, 43.935, 4/8
-60.049, 44.075, 4/11
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Satellite Fixes

Data Format
Date (dd.mm.yy): 22.08.96 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. 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: [latitude] Lon1: [longitude]


Tracking Maps - 40972 or 40976

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