WhaleNet Data
"Plover"

Hooded Seal

Satellite Tagging
Observation Data

  • "Plover" Satellite Chart

  • Hooded Seal


    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.

    Ice formation images in Davis Strait.

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


    HOODED SEAL "Plover"

    01656 Date : 03.10.00 03:53:29 LC : A IQ : 00 Lat1 : 40.772N Lon1 : 72.284W
    01656 Date : 03.10.00 10:40:43 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.600N Lon1 : 72.560W
    01656 Date : 03.10.00 14:31:09 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.581N Lon1 : 72.541W
    01656 Date : 03.10.00 16:11:20 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.595N Lon1 : 72.543W
    01656 Date : 03.10.00 18:48:45 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 40.597N Lon1 : 72.514W
    01656 Date : 05.10.00 01:40:40 LC : 1 IQ : 60Lat1 : 40.531N Lon1 : 73.010W
    01656 Date : 07.10.00 11:14:03 LC : A IQ : 08Lat1 : 39.787N Lon1 : 73.531W
    01656 Date : 09.10.00 02:30:38 LC : 2 IQ : 60Lat1 : 39.144N Lon1 : 73.118W
    01656 Date : 10.10.00 04:00:42 LC : 0 IQ : 50Lat1 : 38.853N Lon1 : 72.916W
    01656 Date : 11.10.00 16:09:06 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.232N Lon1 : 72.551W
    01656 Date : 12.10.00 01:52:08 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 38.046N Lon1 : 72.263W
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    Map of "Plover's" travels.

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