Date of tagging: Sep. 24, 2019
Transmission stopped: Oct. 10, 2019
Photo: R. Soley
Flash’s 15 day tracking route (1,108 km)
White circle indicates last position received.
September 24 – October 10, 2019
Flash, an adult male who had a satellite transmitter attached on September 24, traveled around inside Golfo Nuevo for only a few days, most likely participating in the mating groups which can be observed at this time of year (July to October). In these “copulation groups”, various males try to breed with one female, an activity which can last hours. Flash’s transmitter stopped transmitting on October 10, when Flash was 200 kilometers east of Cabo Dos Bahías.
The color of the dots follow a time sequence where the green dots represent the first locations in this period and the red dots the most recent locations, progressing through yellow and orange. The last position, indicated by a red dot with a white border, shows the geographic coordinates and time of reception of the transmission.