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Station 42040 (LLNR 245) - LUKE OFFSHORE TEST PLATFORM - 63 NM South of Dauphin Island, AL

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
2.4-meter foam hull buoy
SCOOP payload
29.208 N 88.226 W (29°12'30" N 88°13'33" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 3.5 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 3.8 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 2.5 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 1.6 m below water line
Water depth: 183 m
Watch circle radius: 346 yards

As of 0300z, 9/15/20, the buoy at station 42040 has gone adrift.

This buoy is located within important Bryde's whale habitat. Vessels can kill or injure whales - please use slow speeds and be prepared to avoid surfacing whales. To report sightings call 1-877-WHALE-HELP. To learn more, go to:

Latest NWS Marine Forecast 1 and Latest NWS Marine Forecast 2

Important Notice to Mariners

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