Biofouling is a scourge for scientists and researchers using tags to collect data from marine animals. Not only does biofouling add drag and reduce overall hydrodynamic performance but can also impede, or worse, eliminate the tag’s ability to communicate with Argos satellites. When a tag breaches,...

Wildlife Computers released new tags over the last few months. Our LIMPET (Low Impact Minimally Percutaneous Electronic Transmitter) tags are widely used for cetacean tracking. The small footprint allows for deployment high on a dorsal fin to enable frequent transmissions to the Argos satellites. Last...

RECOVER is a research team working to understand oil-induced effects on fish. The program is funded from a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. They chose to study mahi to expand existing research done with them in oil toxicology. They also provide a...

  Wildlife Computers is excited to announce its latest data product for the MiniPAT. ATS (Activity Time Series) is a time series option that tracks any active event (outlier) of the tag/animal outside the normal range of activity. ‘Active events’ occur when the tag statistically identifies outliers in...

The new live map feature is delighting clients around the world. We are continually adding features including a flashing icon to indicate an active tag and the ability to hover over a location to see additional details. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium posted a great...

Nigel Hussey, Bob Hodgson, and Shannon MacPhee stopped by the Wildlife Computers office recently and told us all about their latest research project. Nigel and Bob’s project started out as a standard research project but morphed into a larger ecosystem project encompassing Greenland sharks, Narwhals,...

SPOT tags are highly versatile location trackers for rugged marine applications. The SPOT-387 is no exception. This tough little tag (only 59 mm long and 39 g) stands up to what a turtle can throw at it including bumping and rubbing against hard surfaces. The SPOT-387...

We introduced our new bird tag—Rainier-S20—last fall after a lot of work, field trials, and preparation. One of our field trials just had it’s one-year-anniversary and the tag is still going strong....

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