Big jump

I will admit that we were a bit concerned as there was very little data relayed this past week, but all is well! Over the past few days, Katia has made a big jump to the north east and is now located about 50 kilometers south of Long Island in New York.  The transmitter that Katia is carrying is designed to drag behind her as she swims and only breaks the surface of the ocean when she comes to the sufeat_patrface as she takes a breath.  While the tag is constantly recording and storing data, we only receive the data in limited bursts when the tags antenna is out of the water and a satellite is overhead. This is kind of a rare occurrence if Katia is moving fast.  In the next few days, we should have enough data to tell her swim speed, water conditions and more precise location. Explore Katia’s track here

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