2016 Drifter Tracks

resolving transport pathways through New England's continental shelf waters and beyond

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PI (report/blog) Deployers (deploy video) Date Deployed (animation) Dropsite (forecast) #units Science (googleearth) Status (googlemap) ID-Type of Unit (photo) Fate (photo)
Educational PassagesBaldwin08 Nov 2013 North Atlantic9educational doneboats under sailtwo deployed off N. Carolina by Joe Robillard, two deployed from the Canaries by PLOCAN, and five deployed by New England offshore Lobstermen Todd Ellis, Bob Colbert, and Bro Cote; One landed in Portugal and then later in Scotland; and one landed in Spain in mid-November 2014. One of the Canaries-launched units, "Glenna", crossed to Brazil in two months!
Cape Fear Community CollegeDegan30 Mar 2015, 21 Apr 2015, 16 Jun 2015, and 21 Mar 2016 Gulf Stream3Marine Techdoneunmanned sailboat one quit after a week, one landed on Hatteras after a month where the USCG responded to report of a "capsized boat on the beach" and laughed when they found, to their surprize, the miniboat. It got redeployed on June 2015, landed in Ireland in Jan 2016, and redeployed by R/V Celtic Voyager in March 2016 and landed near the Dingle Peninsula on 10 April and recovered banged-up a bit by BasketIsland EcoMarine Tour boat.
GOMILauber/Trimper/Balkus/Terry03 Jun 2015off Merrimack River6educationdoneIrina surface drifters student deployed units with one making it past the Azores!
Center for Student Coastal ResearchBuckley5, 25 Aug and 31 Oct 2015Mass Bay6marine debrisdonesurface drifters Deployed by Paul Adams and students158420703 made it almost to Grand Banks;
1504207021 made it beyond Grand Banks;
1504207022 made it well south of Grand Banks;
158420701 landed on Wood End in PTown;
157420701 died two days later;
157420702 went to North Shore;
Long Beach Island SchoolMcBridePete Dolan07 Oct 2015 off New Jersey1educationdoneIrina surface drifter deployed by Pete Dolan, a Barnegat Light fisherman, took off in the Gulf Stream and died mid-atlantic on April fools day 2016...
GOMITerry et alOct 2015 - Jan 2016Gulf of Maine~13turtles,cod, & educationdoneIrina surface drifters 150420701 RVCS unit deployed with students on-board circled around for a few weeks and landed on Isle of Shoals (recovered by Star Island Conf Center folks);
150420702 Hampton NH rocks (recovered by JiM's students). There was not much left to them when they were recovered;
150420703 RVCS redeployed late Nov died in GSC on Dec 20;
150420704 came ashore on New Years Eve busted at Race Point to be recovered by a beachwalker & Jesse from PCCS);
150420707 Harborlights Montesorri (working with Salem Sound Coastwatch and MassDMF) deployed one in Mass Bay cod spawning grounds on 18 December ended mid-ocean on Aug 31st;
161430701 Kennebunk High worked with GMRI to deploy another in early January in Ipswich Bay but that one died north of Georges Bank in late February;
1504107010 Barnstable Harbor;
1504107014 Dennis;
150410709 Quivett Creek Brewster;
150410707 Eastham;
150410706 taken out of Wellfleet Harbor by PCCS;
1504107011 N Truro;
150410708 N Truro;
1504107015 N Truro;
150410704 Truro;
Southern Maine Community CollegeLong/Tarbox17 Nov, 2 Dec, 8 MarCasco Bay7educationdonesurface drifters:
All made it to the Gulf Stream except the one deployed in March
1346688- which washed up in P-Town at the end of March 2016 and was recovered by Steve Caliri of Eastham who works in PTown and walks the beach.
Educational PassagesBaldwin2016 multiple places 10?educational underwayboat under sail "Crimson Voyager" late 2015;
"West" 28 Jan 2016 landed in Scotland Aug 2016;
"Lightning Bolt" late Winter;
"SS DCA Eagle" late winter 2016 (twice);
"Red Storm" 14 April 2016 ashore a few days later;
"Atlantic Flame" 18 April 2016 ashore a few days later
"Atlantic Flame" again 4 May 2016
"Lancer" 4 May 2016 off R/V Neil Armstrong
"CanariesII" 12 May 2016 off Canaries
"Cougars" off Maryland
"Radcliffe Creek" off Maryland
"Osprey" off Maryland
"Carolina DreamerII" north of the Azores
NOAA/NEFSCMandersonRoebuck27 Feb 2016 Shelf edge 1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter First deployed off Cape May, NJ by F/V Karen Elizabeth on 27 Feb
Essex MA Tech HighWyda Ford17 Mar 2016 off Gloucester 1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter Deployed by fishermen, Jim Ford; headed to Cape Sable in Sept 2016 ...
Jacksonville Univ/Bolles School/Foundation AcademyStalker/Murphy/ParisStalker16 Mar 2016
6 Jun 2016
off Florida
off Bahamas
6river plumedonesurface drifters:
All oscillated off the coast for weeks;
163230811-JML unit died on deployment;
163230812-JML unit "crashed a wedding on the beach";
163230813-JML unit came aground 4/14/2016 in north of Palm Coast and found in a dumpster but with 3-d printer housing in tack;
163230814-Larger Bolles' unit tracked differently than standard size units came ashore at Cape Canaveral on 4/20 and reported by don@donfoley.com;
166240741 came ashore at Cape Canaveral on 10/18
Kathleen High/USFBartuskaUSF08 April 2016Gulf of Mexico6CARTHE collaborationdoneIrina surface drifters 166270831 almost made it back to St Pete but died after one month;
164270831 five months toward the south;
166270832 reported on other side of the gulf in November
University of GeorgiaCasteleo29 Mar 2016
18 Apr 2016
off Georgia13Altamaha river outfalldonerevised Irina drifters163280801-pilot unit came ashore on 4/18/16 in Palm Coast, stuck in the lawn, and used as a surfcast seat!
big batch deployed in mid-April headed into the Gulf Stream
Ipswich HighLaFranceMichelle_Seven_Sea_
24 Apr 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisdone irina surface drifter deployed by students; circled around Stellwagen; washed ashore near Balston Beach on 2 May; redeployed by Truro Central and Billy Souza on 25 May; recovered by tuna fisherman out of Montauk (Rick Stevens?) who was going to give it to his teacher girlfriend ...
Hingham MA HighGauthier/CampbellWhale Watch 27 Apr 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter well documented in ppt; close call near P-Town; circumnavigated Georges Bank, entered Gulf Stream off Chesapeake in November,
CPA/IST/EMEPCCostaPedro Arrupe College Students/ Sebastiao/ Geraldes/ Afonso/ Costa03 May 2016 off Lisbon Portugal1education/marine techdoneKM_PT01 play tunnel surface drifter 165390091 deployed 15 nm away from Portuguese shore by students and recovered by Rui, the fisherman, in good shape after it grounded on a sand bank near Lisbon on 11 May (38°40'28.00"N 9°14'31.00"W around 2016-05-11 T08:30:00Z)
St Marys High Lynn MASteadmanJustin_Mahoney07 May 2016 Mass Bay1educationdoneIrina surface drifter 165420702 spent time on Georges Bank, made it to Great South Channel in Sept 2016 and dies near OOI array
Swampscot High SchoolWilbur/RatleyJustin_Mahoney07 May 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisdoneexperimental surface drifter w/floaties landed first day in Swallow Cove in Nahant and recovered by Val Perini (Northeastern marine educator) on 14 May
Governor Livingston NJ HighMcloughlinF/V Jersey Cape07 May 2016 Mid-Atl. Bight1educationdoneIrina surface drifter 164390721 Kelly's high school project deployed off Cape May boat with 4th grade art floating well and apparently dying on 28 June
Waterford CT HighO'ConnerR/V Neil Armstrong07 May 2016 Mid-Atl. Bight2educationunderwayunmanned sailboat and Irina surface drifter 164400721 sailboat headed to Ireland in Sept 2016 while;
164400722 drifter is only half way there
Yarmouth ME SchoolsCuthbert/HarringtonMarshall Spear11 May 2016 off mid-coast Maine1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter float in wrong position resulted in missed transmissions; sits on surface when first deployed but settles within minutes ; made it to Georges Bank but died there on 21 Aug
PLOCAN CanariesBarreraPLOCAN12 May 2016
01 Dec 2016
off Hierro Island2 educationunderwayunmanned sailboats crossed the ocean in 3 months, skirting the S American coast in Sept 2016, entered Carribbean in late November 2016, and ...
UCONNJia/WhitneyUCONN18 May 2016 Long Island Sound2river outfalldonesurface & drogued drifter 165400722 drogue with experimental transmitter mount lost drogue after a week or so and landed near Westerly RI;
165400721 surface unit died a few weeks out off Long Island
Falmouth MA HighMillikenF/V Kathy Ann from Barnegat Light19 May 2016 Mid-Atlantic Bight1marine debris/turtlesdoneIrina surface drifter died 31 Aug mid-ocean
Gloucester MA HighGoolsbyCaptain Bill Whale Watch19 May 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter Gulf Stream in October entrained off Delaware
St John Evangelist Beverly SchoolPomeroyCaptain Bill Whale Watch19 May 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter exited Georges Bank near NE Channel and made it into Gulf Stream in late September
UNHSalisbury/Shellito19 May 2016 off Korea2acidificationdoneexperimental drogues? many deployments off S Korea (not to be added in our database)
Pembroke MA High/URI/RWULorenz/KincaidR/V Endeavor21 May 2016 Gulf Stream Ring1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter missing fixes in rough seas; deployed in ring with school teachers on board learning about GS ring science; died 9/29 beyond Grand banks
Truro Central/Ipswich HighO'Leary/LaFranceLobsterman Billy Sousa25 May 2016 Off backside of Cape Cod1marine debrisdone irina surface drifter washed ashore Ipswich High transmitter on Truro Central Drifter; picked up on shelfedge by tuna fisherman Rick Stevens from Montauk
Morse High Bath MEIlkovich/YoungF/V Illusion from Belfast ME31 May 2016 Maine Coastal Current1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter with help from fishermen James Carroll and Nick Hawke; exited Georges Bank near NE Channel and made it into Gulf Stream in late September; south of Scotian Shelf in late November
South Shore Natural Science Center/ISML/SEADeGiulio/Galuzzo/Zetler1 June 2016 Mass Bay6educationdonesurface drifters includes Inly Deployment and 166420701 Plymouth_Middle_School_2 landed near Sandy Hook NJ in Sept;
166420703 SNE shelfedge in Aug;
166420702 Hanover middle south of GSC;
166420707 SEA redeployed Plymouth Middle of Isle of Shoals;
166420701 Inly school in Scituate died east of NE Channel in August;
166420704 PMS_1 died in late Oct in Gulf Stream;
/SML redeployment ; most made it to the shelfedge or beyond; one to Hatteras;167420710 past Grand Banks in late Dec
Inly School of ScituateMcGonagle/GalluzzoRoseway06 June 2016 Mass Bay1educationdonesurface drifters 166420701 World Ocean School involved with deployment and died mid-August off the shelf
GOMITerry et al8 June 2016
1 July 2016
6 July 2016
Gulf of Maine~10turtles,cod, & educationunderwayIrina surface & Drogued drifters1664207012-SSCW-surface;
167420701-Harborlights-drogued dog-leash clip failed but EcoVative float landed at Sand Cove in Cohasset recovered by Coner Kennelly on July 8th;
167420702-Salem_Sound-drogued grounded near Marblehead Tinker's Island on 9 July;
167420703_t0_5-NockMS-surface came ashore 2-3 days later;
1674207012 drogued redeployed by Emily 7/24;
1664207015 near Cape May, NJ in October
Brunswick ME Junior HighLamdinlocal lobsterman Dan Libby10 June 2016 Maine Coastal Current1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter caught in Gulf Stream ring; south of Grand Banks in October then died on 15th
Virginia Inst. of Marine Sci.SantosVIMS13 June 2016 Chesapeake Bay6turtlesdonewood turtles, carcasses, and buckets carcass and wood turtles headed quickly up Mobjack Bay while buckets stayed took awhile to get there;166350746- bucket stolen
Maritime GloucesterMaderiaCaptain Bill Whale Watch or Sam Novello's charter?18 June 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter exited Georges Bank near NE Channel, caught in ring, and then made it into Gulf Stream in late September
Duxbury MA HighMcCarthy/Nelson 20 June 2016 Block Island Sound1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter deployed with students about 3 miles south of Cuttyhunk, entered Narr Bay a few days later, recovered and delivered to GSO by Ryan Bruckenthal and his friend Teddy (minus spars and sails) after finding it climbing on the Jamestown rocks.
Virginia Inst. of Marine Sci.SantosVIMS24 June 2016 Chesapeake Bay5turtlesdonewood turtles, carcass, and buckets all 5 came ashore near York Point a day later
Georgia Southern Univ.ThalerCap'n Bob Williams and Fran Lapolla24 June 2016 off Georgia1educationdoneIrina surface drifters died a few months later at about 60W
Univ of Central FloridaMansfield24 June 2016 Gulf of Mexico2turtlesdonebucket drifters died mid-shelf after a few months
UCONNJia/WhitneyUCONN27 June 2016 Long Island Sound2river outfalldonebuckets with sails experimental units initially came ashore in first few hours, apparently picked up by the tide, and then, after moving into South Cove, one was taken home by a mariner (tel:203-530-0369) and other escaped the cove and got out into the sound for several days when it was recovered by a boater at approximately 1100Z on July 2nd.
GLERLRubergGLERL5 July 2016 Lake Erie3lake flowdoneEddie surface drifters both came ashore the first week of August on north side of the lake
Center for Student Coastal ResearchBuckleyMr.Paul Adams15 July 2016Mass Bay3marine debrisunderway1 drogued and 3 surface drifters drogue dragged on ledge after five days and disappeared; surface drifters spent time north of Georges Bank
Cohasset MA Middle SchoolSears/Buckley 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter time north of Georges Bank
St Pauls Advance Sci&Math HighJones/DavisAppledore Whale Watch? 17 July 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter deployed off Isle of Shoals; off Georges Bank near NE Channel in Sept 2016;
St John Paul II Hyannis MAJim RemillardJoe Remillard19 July 2016 Cape Cod Bay1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter deployed with help from Meghan Remillard & Eva Cakounes headed out to sea; on Northern Flank of Georges in Sept 2016 and died 5 Dec in the Gulf Stream
Univ of Central FloridaMansfield21-22 July 2016
24 Sep 2016
Gulf of Mexico6turtlesdonebucket drifters? headed south; one recovered by fishermen on Aug 5; a few died after a month; and one after two months...
Kinkaid Middle SchoolToro22 July 2016 Gulf of Mexico1educationdoneIrina surface drifter started failing after one month
LEAP4edWilkins25 July 2016 Mass Bay1educationdoneIrina surface drifter came ashore five days later just east of Lincoln House Point in Swampscot and picked up by Emily F.
Virginia Inst. of Marine Sci.SantosVIMS30 July 2016 Chesapeake Bay5turtlesdonewood turtles, carcass, and buckets carcasss and one wooden came ashore on eastern shore; other wooden on the western shore at Ocean View; buckets stayed afloat the longest but eventually entered James River and came ashore
Ocean Exploration TrustGarsonR/V Nautilus 4, 10 Aug 2016 off California2educationdoneexperimental surface drifters deployed off R/V Nautilus with students on board; both failed within a few months
Center for Student Coastal ResearchBuckley/LietzMr.Paul Adams11 Aug 2016Mass Bay3 marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifters two stayed north of Georges Bank for awhile;
168420701 taken home by a Dennis fishermen on 16 Oct and recovered by Joe Remillard of CC Academy after finding it hanging in the fishermen's tree;
168420702 made it into MAB in October and ...;
168420703 finally made it on to the bank in Oct and ...
Virginia Inst. of Marine Sci.SantosVIMS15 Aug 2016 Chesapeake Bay5turtlesdonewood turtles, carcass, and buckets
GOMITerry/Redden24 Aug 2016 Bay of Fundy4tidal power?doneIrina surface drifters oscillated with the tide for over a month with 4 hour samples until Sep 25th when one died and three came ashore
UCONNJia/WhitneyUCONN24 Aug 2016 Long Island Sound2river outfalldonebucket with sails and drogued (8m) both occassionally reporting soon after deployment; bucket recovered by mariner; one drogue float by Jim Weber on Gardiner Island
WHOI/UMASSDChurchill/CowlesFriends of Buzzards Bay8 Sep 2016 New Bedford Harbor1sewagedoneIrina surface drifter very short deployment a only a few hours
UCONNJia/WhitneyUCONN13 Sep 2016 Long Island Sound8river outfalldone bucket with sails and and drogued (8m)a few drogues failed first day;one a few days and one a few weeks with two surface floats being recovered. one bucket landed on Plum island after a few days; one near Montauk after a few weeks recovered by Peter Joyce ; and two went offshore to Gulf Stream
Cape Fear Community CollegeDegan27 Sep 2016 Gulf Stream2Marine Techunderwayunmanned sailboats SS Daniel went east while SS Lester Bell went south
Thetford Vt ElementaryBradleyF/V RaiderIII 02 Oct 2016 off Cape Cod2educationunderwayIrina surface drifter thanks to Billy & Cheryl Souza it was deployed multiple times. The first time it only lasted a few tides before washing up on Head of the Meadow Beach, recovered, and, thanks to Rick Lukas, a beachwalker on vacation, was delivered back to Billy. The second deployment after Hurrican Matthew ...
GOMI/LEAPFlaherty/Wilkins04 Oct and 24 Nov 2016 Salem Sound and Therese Sauvagneau, respectively3educationdoneIrina surface drifters 160420701 GOMI unit ashore on Coney Island next day;
160420702 LEAP landed near Race Point Ranger Station, recovered by JiM et al, and brought to Mass Audubon; 1604207015 with mushroom float died after 6 days off Marblehead
UCONNJia/WhitneyUCONN12 Oct 2016 Long Island Sound9vertical sheardonebucket with sails and drogues 13m and 19m160410721 last reported midway between Montauk and Fishers Island on Oct 22;
160410722 came ashore apparently drogueless just west of the Connecticut River mouth in Fenwick on Oct 18th;
160410723 came ashore drogueless in Westbrook on 17 Oct;
160410725 last reported on Oct 19th west of Fisher Island;
160410726 last reported on Oct 18th west of Fisher Island;
160410727 escaped to the shelf on Oct 22 and ...;
160410728 came ashore apparently drogueless on the north shore of Long Island (in Peconic) on Oct 23rd;
160410729 came ashore apparently drogueless on Block Island on Oct 23rd brought to Narragansett on the main land on 24 Oct by beachwalker Tom McQuireand returned to UCONN via Jerry Prezioso, Mike Jones, and JiM;
WBWS/NOAAPrescott/ManningCapt. Ed13 Oct 2016 Cape Cod Bay2turtle strandingsdonesurface drifters,unmanned sailboat, and drogues160410701 Rockstar mini-boat made Dennis to Truro transit in 8 hours, reported by Barbara Segal and pulled up above the high tide until JiM's lab recovered next morning;
160410702 WBWS Irina surface drifter came ashore on 17 Oct near Duck Harbor in Wellfleet without its body;
South Shore Natural Science Center SchoolsDeGiulio/Koury/JacobsCap'n John Whale Watch19 Oct 2016 Mass Bay10educationunderwaysurface drifters headed NNW, around the Cape, on to Nantucket Shoals, and ...
ST John Paul II/Cape Cod Academy/SturgisRemillards/Lewison/StrongF/V Albatross
F/V Resolve
29 Oct 2016
8 Dec 2016
Cape Cod Bay6marine debris/turtlesdonethree drogues and twoIrina surface drifters 160410708 experimental drogues failed (only a few fixes a week later); 160410709 experimental drogues failed; 1604107010 recovered by Ptown fisherman Chris Melewski on Nov 2; 160410707 transited bay to near Cape Tip and returned to Bay View Beach in Dennis on 12 Nov;1604107022 suface unit recovered from Beach Point on 12/15;1604107023 successful drogue escaped bay on 20 Dec after a close approach to Ptown harbor
Sturgis East Hyannis MAStrongF/V Albatross 29 Oct 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisdoneIrina surface drifter
Educational PassagesBaldwin Fall 2016 Multiple Places20educationunderwayunmanned sailboats North Atlantic Regatta
WBWS/Nauset/MonomoyPrescott/Bourque/Bell/GriffinF/V Mar
F/V Albatross
1,3,9,12,19,25 Nov 2016 Cape Cod Bay9turtle strandingsdonesurface drifters1604107014 Mar unit failed after one day;
1604107016 came ashore on Sandy Neck 1700 on Nov 7;
160410703 Nauset units also ashore on Sandy neck;
160410704 Nauset units also ashore on Sandy neck;
1604107015 Monomoy unit ashore near Barnstable Harbor Dock recovered by Maureen Taylor;
160410705 ashore at end of Indian trail and picked up out of marsh Barnstable Harbor on Nov 7th;
160410706 ashore on Dennis Beach and recovered by Joe Remillard, Tim, and Kim;
1604107017 wbws unit came ashore on Brewster flats 28 Nov and recovered by WBWS turtle collector;
1604107018 ...;
160410719 blew quickly across the bay to near Truro but then headed back to Dennis ...;
Center for Student Coastal ResearchBuckleyR/V Auk5 Nov 2016Mass Bay2 marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifters 1604207013 stuck around in Mass Bay for a few weeks, came ashore in Hatches Harbor, collected by Chris Anderson (NPS), brought to Race Point Ranger Station all in one peice, and ...;
1604207014 went offshore first;
Tabor Academy MADavid/Randall/Albright 24 Nov 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter close to Bermuda!
Bourne MA HighCollinsR/V Albatross25 Nov 2016 Mass Bay1marine debris & turtlesdoneIrina surface drifter deployed for turtle project; came ashore a few days later
Swampscot High SchoolWilbur/RatleyPeter G23 Dec 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisunderwayIrina surface drifter w/20mm fiberglass spars first headed ENE and then ...
Kingswood Regional Wolfboro NHDrennan-Doiron??Fall 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter displayed in multiple Cape Cod classrooms by Falmouth STEM's Deb Columnbe and ...
Rockport MA HighSabo Fall 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
ManchesterNH HighHartwellSeven_Sea_Whale_WatchFall 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Barnstable HighJarzobskiFall 2016 Mass Bay5educationplannedIrina surface drifter
Gloucester Middle SchoolHiggins/DonnellyCaptain Bill Whale Watch2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Stockton UniversityPfeiffer-Hebert2016 Mid-Atl. Bight2educationplannedIrina surface drifters
Manchester Essex MAMagers/Baker 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Falmouth ME HighKralic/Njaa 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Marshwood ME MiddleBarron 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Lawrence Junior High MASmith/Tribou 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Oakridge Sandwich MAHandrahan/Chambers 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter
Dennis-Yarmouth MA RegionalLoebig 2016 Mass Bay1marine debrisplannedIrina surface drifter

Note: Most units are prepared by marine science students. The majority are standard "surface drifters" marking only the top 1-meter of the water column, but some units, as in the case of EP boats, track the wind and wave at the surface and some have subsurface drogues typically centered at 10m-15m below the surface. For details, call 508-495-4727 or email james.manning@noaa.gov.