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Blue Whale

Satellite Tagging Observation Data

Name- B242, male
Blue Whale - Tag #26292

  • "B242" Satellite Tag 92 (26292) Chart

    Previous Sighting of B242

    Zone H (see Zone map) 8/23/94
    Estuary 8/3/91


    Satellite Fixes

    Data Format
    Date (dd.mm.yy): 22.08.96 23:06:55 Time (hr:min:sec)(in GMT), LC (fix quality: B,A,0,1,2,3{best})
    > Lat1: 48.275N [latitude] Lon1: 69.232W [longitude]


    Date : 22.08.96 23:06:55
    > Lat1 : 48.275N Lon1 : 69.232W
    >
    Date : 20.08.96 15:43:44
    > Lat1 : 47.270N Lon1 : 68.748W
    >
    Date : 20.08.96 19:05:26
    > Lat1 : 48.390N Lon1 : 68.736W
    >
    >Date : 24.08.96 20:42:30
    > Lat1 : 48.000N Lon1 : 69.291W
    >
    >Date : 26.08.96 21:35:55
    > Lat1 : 48.169N Lon1 : 70.721W
    >
    >Date : 26.08.96 23:17:33
    > Lat1 : 48.552N Lon1 : 68.140W
    >
    >Date : 27.08.96 21:18:57
    > Lat1 : 48.363N Lon1 : 69.065W
    >
    >Date : 28.08.96 22:32:42
    > Lat1 : 48.783N Lon1 : 70.524W
    >
    >Date : 29.08.96 00:16:31
    > Lat1 : 48.573N Lon1 : 68.660W
    >
    >Date : 29.08.96 22:12:47 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 48.597N Lon1 : 68.996W
    <
    >Date : 03.09.96 22:02:56 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 48.831N Lon1 : 68.484W
    >
    >Date : 03.09.96 23:42:12 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 48.674N Lon1 : 68.032W
    >
    >Date : 07.09.96 00:20:03 LC : A
    > Lat1 : 49.017N Lon1 : 68.570W
    >
    >Date : 07.09.96 23:59:11 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 48.741N Lon1 : 68.643W
    >
    > Date : 08.09.96 23:35:33 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 48.708N Lon1 : 68.510W
    >
    >Date : 10.09.96 22:50:03 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 49.025N Lon1 : 67.989W
    >
    >Date : 11.09.96 00:34:22 LC : 0 IQ : 40
    > Lat1 : 48.539N Lon1 : 68.781W


    Apparently, the tags have stopped functioning.
    We will keep you posted. Research, especially with whales, is not a "sure bet." One must work with the weather, sea conditions,and the whales. Apparently, the tags either stopped functioning or they were rejected by the whale's tissue and fell to the sea floor.


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