2009 06 25 Final tagging map- "Sadly, I think we may have finally lost 87635."- Dr Phil Clapham Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

"She gave only poor transmissions with wildly inaccurate locations a few days back when we last heard from her (this is fairly common when a tag is about to fall off), and there has been nothing for the last two duty cycles.  There seems to be an agreement among these whales that they'll lose the tags right before they actually reach the feeding grounds and confirm their destination... oh well.  She lasted longer than most, and provided some very good and rather surprising information.

 

 

And here's the final tagging map - thanks to Dr Alex Zerbini, NOAA, for putting it together

 

Thanks for tuning in. Phil"

 

Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
Leader, Cetacean Assessment & Ecology Program
U.S. National Marine Mammal Lab
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115 

 

(In the meantime, Elsa and I are going to Norway on Saturday to see if we can find her ourselves...)

 

 
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