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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. The team managed to get a satellite tag out on a rescued and beach-released white-sided dolphin. It is one of three that were released together on Tuesday (2/15/05) at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown. Four others died. The tagged animal is a sub-adult male, about 206 cm long.


Satellite Fixes

"La2005" Data

49785 Date : 15.02.05 18:58:30 LC : A IQ : 60 Lat1 : 42.048N Lon1 : 70.227W
49785 Date : 16.02.05 07:23:21 LC : A IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.955N Lon1 : 70.613W
49785 Date : 16.02.05 13:28:00 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.839N Lon1 : 70.461W
49785 Date : 17.02.05 13:04:54 LC : A IQ : 08 Lat1 : 42.228N Lon1 : 70.580W
49785 Date : 18.02.05 04:03:20 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.062N Lon1 : 70.489W
49785 Date : 19.02.05 02:01:43 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.031N Lon1 : 70.401W
49785 Date : 19.02.05 12:53:07 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.020N Lon1 : 69.885W
49785 Date : 21.02.05 02:55:24 LC : 2 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.957N Lon1 : 69.622W
49785 Date : 21.02.05 09:54:31 LC : 2 IQ : 66 Lat1 : 41.776N Lon1 : 69.436W
49785 Date : 22.02.05 04:11:59 LC : 0 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.447N Lon1 : 69.408W
49785 Date : 23.02.05 12:26:45 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.703N Lon1 : 68.754W
49785 Date : 24.02.05 07:28:26 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.693N Lon1 : 68.803W
49785 Date : 25.02.05 01:22:33 LC : 3 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 41.638N Lon1 : 68.708W
49785 Date : 26.02.05 02:42:12 LC : 3 IQ : 60 Lat1 : 41.622N Lon1 : 68.807W
49785 Date : 27.02.05 10:49:57 LC : 2 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.686N Lon1 : 68.985W
49785 Date : 28.02.05 03:37:38 LC : A IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.686N Lon1 : 69.080W
49785 Date : 01.03.05 06:30:52 LC : A IQ : 08 Lat1 : 41.706N Lon1 : 68.940W
49785 Date : 02.03.05 07:59:23 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.663N Lon1 : 69.366W
49785 Date : 03.03.05 09:30:03 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 41.707N Lon1 : 69.495W
49785 Date : 04.03.05 02:04:25 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 41.718N Lon1 : 69.099W
49785 Date : 05.03.05 11:49:20 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.956N Lon1 : 69.427W
49785 Date : 06.03.05 07:15:53 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 41.917N Lon1 : 69.105W
49785 Date : 07.03.05 07:02:55 LC : 2 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.793N Lon1 : 69.146W
49785 Date : 08.03.05 02:12:19 LC : 1 IQ : 56 Lat1 : 41.811N Lon1 : 69.124W
49785 Date : 09.03.05 06:39:24 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 41.908N Lon1 : 69.323W
49785 Date : 10.03.05 01:27:59 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.484N Lon1 : 69.315W
49785 Date : 11.03.05 02:43:34 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.170N Lon1 : 68.120W
49785 Date : 12.03.05 10:42:02 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 42.090N Lon1 : 67.892W
49785 Date : 13.03.05 07:34:32 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.387N Lon1 : 67.687W
49785 Date : 14.03.05 07:18:59 LC : Z IQ : 00 Lat1 : ??????? Lon1 : ????????
49785 Date : 15.03.05 07:12:28 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.589N Lon1 : 67.769W
49785 Date : 16.03.05 01:48:24 LC : B IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.646N Lon1 : 67.292W
49785 Date : 17.03.05 02:08:59 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 42.902N Lon1 : 66.966W
49785 Date : 18.03.05 03:24:54 LC : 2 IQ : 68 Lat1 : 42.843N Lon1 : 66.862W
49785 Date : 19.03.05 01:22:04 LC : 1 IQ : 50 Lat1 : 42.892N Lon1 : 66.704W
49785 Date : 20.03.05 14:54:07 LC : 1 IQ : 58 Lat1 : 42.811N Lon1 : 66.945W

TrackMap "La2005"

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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