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(FVCOM forecast snapshot)
|UMASSD||King/Brown||27 Jan||off Cape Cod||1||transient eddies||done||Gulf Stream and beyond|
|WHOI/NOAA||Moore/Cole||26 Feb||Georges Bank||1||right whales||done||apparently detached from dead right whale after one day|
|Bowdoin||Laine||9 Apr||Casco Bay||1-3||Kennebec discharge||done||rode coastal current south to Georges Bank and died 4 Oct on Scotian Shelf|
|NOAA||Kocik||27 Apr||Penobscot Bay||1,2||salmon smolts||done||rode coastal current south to Georges Bank|
|NOAA||Kocik||29 May||Penobscot Bay||1,2||salmon smolts||done||short lived|
|Bowdoin/StJoe's||Laine/Teegarden||8 May||Casco Bay||1,2||Lombos Hole Circulation||done||multiple groundings|
|MASS DMF||Glenn||4 June||off Buzzards Bay||1-3||lobster larvae||done||drogued and surface unit headed SW to New York Waters|
|MASS DMF||Glenn||16 June||off Buzzards Bay||4||lobster larvae||done||surface unit only came ashore on the eastern shore of Newport, RI|
|MASS DMF||Glenn||24 June||off Buzzards Bay||5-8||lobster larvae||done||1 drogued went to NJ and 3 surface units stalled for a week, headed west,...|
|MASS DMF||Glenn||6 July||off Buzzards Bay||1-2||lobster larvae||done||2 surface ashore at South Dartmouth MA one day later|
|MASS DMF||Glenn/DeCosta||10-11 July||off Buzzards Bay||3-6||lobster larvae||done||1 drogue, 3 surface w/interesting combination of both tidal and wind responses|
|MASS DMF||Glenn||24 July||Buzzards Bay||7-8||lobster
larvae||done||2 surface up the bay (one in the canal!)
||MASS DMF||Glenn ||29 July ||Buzzards Bay||9-10||lobster larvae||done ||2 surface grounded in West Falmouth and Catamet||MASS DMF||Glenn/Wilcox ||7 August ||Buzzards Bay||1-5||lobster larvae||done || 5 surface||UNH/CMB||Goldstein/Watson ||9 June || Great Bay (NH)||1||lobster larvae ||done||grounded after one tide ||UNH/CMB||Goldstein/Watson ||22 June || Great Bay (NH)||2||lobster larvae ||done||grounded after one tide ||UNH/CMB||Goldstein/Watson ||24 June || Great Bay (NH)||3||lobster larvae ||done||grounded,refloated, grounded ||UNH/CMB||Goldstein/Watson ||1 July || Great Bay (NH)||1||lobster larvae ||done||grounded ||UNH/CMB||Goldstein/Watson ||6 July || Great Bay (NH)||1||lobster larvae
||done||grounded, refloated, grounded ||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||17 June ||off NH||1||lobster larvae||done||ashore near Gloucester||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||8 July ||off NH||1||lobster larvae ||done||standard track to Georges Bank||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||20 July ||off NH||1||lobster larvae ||done||entered Mass Bay and died in GSC ||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||17 Aug ||off NH||1||lobster larvae ||done||died one day after deployment ||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||24 Sept ||Great Bay (NH)||1||lobster larvae ||done||recovered after a couple tidal cycles around Great Bay ||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||7 Nov ||off NH||1||lobster larvae ||done|| headed north, turned around,
entered river, and picked up by fisherman on Friday the 13th ||UNH/CMB ||Goldstein/Watson ||18 Nov ||off NH||1||lobster larvae ||done || Georges Bank ... ||RI-DEM||Angell ||15 June || Block Island Sound||1-4||lobster larvae ||done||ashore at Matunuck RI a week later||RI-DEM||Angell ||7 July || Block Island Sound||1-4||lobster larvae ||done||moved towards Long Island Sound but all recovered
along the way ||RI-DEM||Angell ||8 July || Block Island Sound||5||lobster larvae ||done||Gulf Stream ...||RI-DEM||Angell ||15 July || Block Island Sound||6-7||lobster larvae
||done||one recovered off Pt judith and the other disappeared south of Block Island||OSU||Shearman ||21 July || Mass Bay||4-12||internal waves ||done||internal wave generated SW flow! ||OSU||Shearman ||15 Sep || Mass Bay||1-18||internal waves ||done||processing not complete ||SMCC||Long/Tarbox ||10 Aug || Casco Bay||1||educational ||done||Picked up by fishermen, Skip Carter ||SMCC||Long/Tarbox ||12 Aug || Casco Bay||2||educational ||done||Apparently washed up on the Kennebunk rocks at end of Halycon Drive (off Ocean Dr) late in the day 25 August and the transmitter floated down the coast and landing in a Wells Maine marsh where it took alot of effort to find.||SMCC||Long/Tarbox ||1 Dec || Casco Bay||3,4||educational ||done||One washed up 4 days later to the east and the other ...||UMM||Johnson ||7 Sep || Frenchman Bay||1||educational ||done||Apparently washed up briefly on Ironbound Island late in the day 7 Sep and then recovered a few days later off SW Harbor||UMM||8 Dec || Machias Bay||1||educational ||done||exits the bay in 2 tides and landed on Starboard Island ||CFCC||Shaw/Jenkins ||22 Sept || Gulf Stream||1||educational ||done ||meandered in Gulf Stream and ... ||CFCC||Shaw/Miller ||06 Oct || Onslow Bay||1||educational ||done||GPS failed on 12 Nov after oscillating along-isobath for 5 weeks ||MPC/MBARI||Hochstaedter ||29 Sept || MontereyCalifornia||1-2||educational ||done||drifted NW and recovered after 2+ days ||MPC/MBARI||Hochstaedter ||5 Oct || Monterey California||1-2||educational ||done||retained nearshore (one beached) ||MPC ||Hochstaedter ||14 Nov || Monterey California||1||educational ||done ||Headed south and then ... ||UMASSD||McDonald ||7 Nov || Mouth of Merrimack||1-25||plume dynamics||done||expelled from river, headed ENE, recovered 1-day later||Bristol CC||Rak ||10 Nov ||Mt Hope Bay||1||LNG assessment||done ||Hudson Shelf Canyon in one month!! ||USCG||Carton/Tallent ||13 Jan 2010|| NNE Sector||1||SAROPS training exercises||done||Clatsop CC||Ham ||19 Feb 2010|| Off Washington State||1,2||educational||underway||Endicott||Butler ||2010 || Mass Bay||1||educational||planned||Mass Maritime||Hyatt ||2010 || Buzzards Bay||1||educational||planned||UNH/NASA||Salisbury ||2010 || Casco Bay||1,2||clam acidification||planned||WHOI||McGillicuddy ||2010 || GoM||1-14||Alexandrium ||planned||WHOI||Whoriskey ||2010 || St.Lawrence||1-6||Salmon ||planned|