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SIL Project – East Coast Acoustic Whale Tracking

In June, the Cawthron Institute deployed underwater acoustic moorings along the South Island’s eastern coast to track humpback and other whale species on the winter migrations. These sub-surface moorings will be deployed until mid-September 2020.

Map and diagrams below indicate the locations and set up of the moorings. The coordinates provided below can be found on Notice to Mariners or can be sent directly to you by contacting the email below.

Please try and stay clear of the entire mooring array as each mooring (purple dot on map) has a double anchor system with additional groundlines (black dots on map). We are keen to work with the fishing community to ensure the success of this project while not harming any fishing gear.

 

 

Date

Location

Mooring

Recorder Lat

Recorder Long

Depth

Catenary Lat

Catenary Long

9/06/2020

Pt Gibson

North (Fiobuoy end)

42°56.190'S

173°23.120'E

42

42°57.066'S

173°22.736'E

9/06/2020

Pt Gibson

South (Fiobuoy end)

42°56.960'S

173°22.787'E

50

42°56.935'S

173°22.714'E

10/06/2020

Akaroa

East

44°03.021'S

172°51.903'E

72

44°03.027'S

172°51.896'E

10/06/2020

Akaroa

North

44°02.517'S

172°51.620'E

71

44°02.542'S

172°51.586'E

10/06/2020

Akaroa

South

44°03.262'S

172°51.174'E

71

44°03.241'S

172°51.221'E

10/06/2020

Akaroa

West

44°02.757'S

172°50.858'E

70

44°02.785'S

172°50.881'E

11/06/2020

Waitaki

North

44°56.028'S

171°25.558'E

53

44°56.066'S

171°25.590'E

11/06/2020

Waitaki

West

44°56.293'S

171°24.896'E

52

44°56.323'S

171°24.955'E

11/06/2020

Waitaki

East

44°56.510'S

171°25.916'E

55

44°56.542'S

171°25.932'E

11/06/2020

Waitaki

South

44°56.780'S

171°25.257'E

54

44°56.723'S

171°25.259'E

 

For coordinates or questions – contact Deanna Clement at Deanna.clement@cawthron.org.nz