Re: Alby Race

Subject: Re: Alby Race
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 08:18:53 +1000

"My gut feeling based on the circumstances of the transmitters disappearance
and reappearance and the readings since is that it's no longer tracking an
albatross.  The north, then west course and the fast 15.357 degree movement
in two days between 27 May and 29 May - one(!) day if the 0 degree reading
on 28 May is accurate - feels like a ship to me, possibly a fishing vessel
returning to port.

I was going to post something last week (or was it the week before?) when people first noted that the signal had reappeared but as I couldn't get into the Ladbroke website to check myself I decided not to. While the above suggestion could be the case, I wouldn't write it off just yet.  Having done a little (very little) tracking of satellite transmitters myself (on egrets 10 or so years ago) there are a host of reasons why a transmitter may "disappear" and then be picked up later.

Only time will tell.


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
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Dubbo  NSW  2830
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