WhaleNet Data
Blue Whale

Satellite Tagging Observation Program Data

Name- "Kits"
Blue Whale - Tag #26294

  • "Kits" Satellite Tag #94 (26294)Chart

    Previous 1996 Sightings

    Date: 28.06.96
    Lat: 50 11' 58" Long: 64 20' 30"

    Date: 29.06.96
    Lat: 50 12'53" Long: 64 22' 18"


    Data Format
    Date: 22.08.96 23:06:55 [Time (in Greenwich Mean Time)]
    > Lat1: 48.275N [latitude] Lon1: 69.232W [longitude]

    Date : 18.08.96 21:16:30
    > Lat1 : 48.322N Lon1 : 69.212W
    >
    Date : 18.08.96 22:56:16
    > Lat1 : 48.398N Lon1 : 69.246W
    >
    Date : 19.08.96 15:55:38
    > Lat1 : 48.681N Lon1 : 69.022W
    >
    Date : 19.08.96 17:33:29
    > Lat1 : 48.672N Lon1 : 68.781W
    >
    Date : 19.08.96 19:16:33
    > Lat1 : 48.601N Lon1 : 68.689W
    >
    Date : 19.08.96 20:55:32
    > Lat1 : 48.388N Lon1 : 69.275W
    >
    Date : 21.08.96 21:47:04
    > Lat1 : 48.830N Lon1 : 68.055W
    >
    Date : 21.08.96 23:30:56
    > Lat1 : 49.934N Lon1 : 67.463W
    >
    Date : 22.08.96 21:31:03
    > Lat1 : 48.621N Lon1 : 70.326W
    >
    Date : 23.08.96 00:47:29
    > Lat1 : 49.214N Lon1 : 69.522W
    >
    >Date : 25.08.96 00:05:07
    > Lat1 : 49.311N Lon1 : 68.600W


    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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