Marine fouling (biofouling) happens when organisms attach themselves to underwater objects like building structures, ropes, and especially satellite tags. Once attached to a tag, biofouling will inhibit a tag from transmitting a signal to Argos satellites. A tag with biofouling will also experience more drag,...

New research outlines 15 best practices for using externally attached telemetry devices on pinnipeds. The best practices provide guidance to help mitigate possible negative outcomes. The recommendations cover the following categories: justification, capture, tag design, tag attachment, effects assessments, preparations, and reporting. Read the Best Practices...

Wildlife Computers tags that include a temperature-depth recorder combined with an accelerometer allowing the detection of the rapid head movements that characterize prey capture attempts were used on 12 elephant seals over the course of three years. The study revealed that elephant seals attempt to catch...

Diving Behavior of the Reef Manta Ray (Mobula alfredi) in New Caledonia Antarctic Minke Whales Find Ice Gaps Along the Ice Edge The Importance of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Foraging Loggerhead Sea Turtles Testing Satellite Telemetry Within Narrow Ecosystems Delineating Foraging...

One often overlooked feature in the Wildlife Computers Data Portal is the ability to add custom labelled columns for your deployments. You can add up to five custom columns in order to search and sort the way you want to. The columns can be anything...

GPE3 provides light-based geolocation estimates of movements from the light data collected by our tags. Learn more about the key benefits of using this statistically robust tool....

Setting your tags to the proper UTC time is important to ensure that your data are properly decoded and utilized in GPE3. GPE3 works to match tag derived light curves with theoretical light curves based on astronomical equations. If your tag is set...

GPE3 provides light-based geolocation estimates of movements from the light data collected by our tags. Learn more about the key benefits of using this statistically robust tool....

Step Lock is a function where the tag must complete the step it was programmed for before going on to the next one despite what the animal is doing. Step Lock can help save the tag’s battery especially when the tag will always be wet...

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