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Map Dolphin Sightings

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On March 28, 1997, Dan Odell and the field team of the Dolphin Project recorded dolphin locations by writing down the latitude and longitude of each sighting. All the dolphin sightings were in the Indian River Lagoon and the Mosquito Lagoon.

Each set of numbers below is the latitude and longitude of a dolphin sighting. Use each of these sets of numbers and mark the map with dots to plot the dolphin sightings. Not every latitude and longitude line is labeled, so you will have to count the grid lines to figure out where the locations are:

Map of Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon

Time Sighting Latitude Longitude
9:20 a.m. Two dolphins observed near boat 2838' N 8048' W
10:10 a.m. Four or five dolphins were seen feeding 2842' N 8048' W
10:43 a.m. Saw three to four dolphins behind boat 2844' N 8046' W
11:08 a.m. Near boat ramp, one dolphin sighted 2844' N 8045' W
1:54 p.m. Two dolphins sighted 2843' N 8047' W
2:22 p.m. Single dolphin was seen near a channel marker 2840' N 8048' W

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