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Old 24 October 2012, 09:07   #11
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Well that's very little change in position, greatest to the west. maybe caught in nets or something, the tide flows pretty fast round this erea even with neaps, so if it where totally detatched it would have drifted upto 18 to 24nm with each tidal flow change. whats needed is an exact position report within 1hr of recieving data. with Degrees minutes and seconds.
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Old 26 October 2012, 08:34   #12
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Latest position - this morning - 51.908N 005.726W they suspect it is moving in/out with the tide and seem to think it may well come either very close to shore or even ashore on this evenings tide.
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Old 26 October 2012, 10:24   #13
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I have taken the lat and long to be a decimal of a degree, but stand to be corrected.



Ie. 51.853 is 51 degrees and 0.853 of a degree. Simply convert back. I get a position near black scar, Solva.

I stand to be corrected though.
Thank you Simon, It seems you where correct with your decimal of a degree locatating, I have learned this method myself now.

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You can use Latitude and Longitude of a Point to input a Lat/Long and get a Map Location.

This gave me 2km offshore between St David's and Solva.
Many thanks for that convertion link Les, I've learned alot from that.

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Latest position - this morning - 51.908N 005.726W they suspect it is moving in/out with the tide and seem to think it may well come either very close to shore or even ashore on this evenings tide.
Thank you for the updates Paul, and sorry to see nothings turned up yet, I noticed the latest position seems to be approx 18nm west of Ramsey, but I maybe wrong as i'm new to working with decimal coodinates.
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Old 02 January 2013, 19:02   #14
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Some more results from this project here: BBC News - Donegal shark travels 3,000 miles to coast of Africa
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Some more results from this project here: BBC News - Donegal shark travels 3,000 miles to coast of Africa
Maybe they feed like the Humpback Whales

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpba..._and_predation
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It's a good 4 degrees too far south for me to do much about helping, but with regard to Lat / Long, there are plenty of Decimal - Deg-min-sec converters out on t'net.

first 3 randoms from google - no warranty / accuracy implied.

Convert Latitude / Longitude in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds to/from Decimal (FCC) USA Used this before.
Latitude / Longitude Conversion - Directions Magazine
Lat-Long Converter, only goes one way.


Failing that, if you are using a handheld GPS, any I've used have an option in the system / setup menu to swap between all the various formats of position. I have the handheld on the Rib set to decimal degrees & the Plotter on DD.MM.SS. Means if anyone shouts a position during a Mayday I can find it quick without having to delve into the setup menu first to convert the format.
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