WhaleNet Data
"Kiwi"
Hooded Seal

Hooded Seal

Satellite Tagging Observation Data

Name- "Kiwi"
Seal Tag - Tag #27568 (215)

  • "Kiwi" Satellite Tag #27568 Chart

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


    >Date : 09.07.97 08:39:32
    > Lat1 : 43.493N Lon1 : 70.454W
    >
    >Date : 09.07.97 13:00:07 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 43.406N Lon1 :70.434W
    >
    >Date : 09.07.97 17:16:52 LC : A
    > Lat1 : 43.338N Lon1 :70.509W
    >
    >Date : 16.07.97 06:15:46 LC : Z
    > Lat1 : ??????? Lon1 : ????????
    >
    >Date : 19.07.97 08:56:50 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 42.123N Lon1 :69.039W
    >
    >Date : 20.07.97 12:17:04 LC : B IQ : 00
    > Lat1 : 41.604N Lon1 :68.549W
    >
    >Date : 25.07.97 06:14:56 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 38.289N Lon1 : 71.129W
    >
    >Date : 25.07.97 19:20:00 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 38.469N Lon1 : 72.032W
    >
    >Date : 30.07.97 22:15:25 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 35.797N Lon1 : 71.287W
    >
    > 27568 Date : 01.08.97 00:38:57 LC : B
    > Lat1 : 34.658N Lon1 : 72.365W
    >
    > 27568 Date : 03.08.97 19:21:18 LC : 0
    > Lat1 : 34.027N Lon1 : 71.830W

    Note: "Kiwi" has transmitted dive data, but because of here continuous swimming style and diving frequency we have not been able to receive a good location fix. We will post this information as we receive it. Dive data requires only one transmission to the satellite, where a positional fix requires at least two transmissions.

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