Wildlife Computers specialize in robust tracking solutions for hard-shell turtles. A range of shapes and feature sets are available, suitable for many different size and kinds of turtles. Our adult packages were designed to maximize data throughput and retention in challenging marine environments. These shapes feature antenna protecting bumpers and a urethane over-mold for enhanced durability. Alternatively, the juvenile packages were designed for small carapace footprint.
Wildlife Computers offers attachment kits for turtle tags upon request. Kits include two-part quick-setting marine epoxy, fiberglass cloth, and full instructions. Epoxy dispensing guns are also available, sold separately.
|Model||Tracking||Sensors||Sensor Data Archive||Transmitted Data Products||Life (days)||L x W x H (mm)||Weight (g)|
|Time Series||Dive Behavior||Haulout Behavior||Temperature||Mortality|
|SPOT-311||Argos||Temp||✓||✓||150||51 x 27 x 19||40|
|SPOT-287||Argos||Temp||✓||✓||550||70 x 41 x 23||72|
|SPOT-352||Argos||Temp||✓||✓||920||72 x 56 x 22||129|
|SPLASH10-351||Argos||Depth, Temp, Light||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||240||86 x 55 x 25||149|
|SPLASH10-F-344||Fastloc, Argos||Depth, Temp, Light||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||470||86 x 85 x 25||215|
|SPLASH10-F-334||Fastloc, Argos||Depth, Temp, Light||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||980||121 x 71 x 49||490|
Life calculations assume a nominal 250 Argos transmissions per day and, if applicable, 24 FastLoc locations per day.