Queen, a 388 lb. adult loggerhead sea turtle was released in October and immediately went on the move. Queen was admitted to the NY Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) in July 2021 for DTS (Debilitated Turtle Syndrome). Unfortunately, there is no known cause for DTS, and...

LocSolve™, the proprietary software used to post-process Fastloc® GPS data, received a significant upgrade in the Wildlife Computers Data Portal. When a tag on a marine animal breaks the water’s surface, it acquires a snapshot of signals from the detected GPS satellites. The tag then uses...

We still don't understand how 2021 flew by, but it did. We want to wish all of you the happiest of holiday seasons. Wildlife Computers will be closed for two weeks over the holiday season from the close of business on December 17 and returning on...

Learn more about Wildlife Computers green initiatives, how to avoid battery passivation on MiniPATs, and much more. Read this quarter's newsletter.    ...

If you are not deploying your MiniPAT tags shortly after receipt and will be storing them for a month or longer, you will want to minimize battery passivation and keep the batteries charged. When stored correctly, the amount of battery life lost per year is only 1-2 percent.  Before storing them—in a cool,...

The authors used a new modeling framework that accounted for nuances like locational error and animal movement with Argos telemetry data to examine the effect of covariates on site selection and to obtain population-level inference concerning central place use for Harbor seals in Alaska. This...

The authors looked at over 15 years of data from Wildlife Computers PAT tags and others for white sharks around the Southeastern Indian Ocean. They looked at over 109,000 km of tracks and found that the sharks use the shelf-slope canyons and the Neptune Island Group...

This study looks at humpback whales in the Chesterfield-Bellona archipelago and how they are surviving two centuries after whaling almost made them extinct. Using Wildlife Computers SPLASH10 tags, the authors tracked locations in conjunction with photo IDs to identify 95 whales. This study shows the archipelago is suitable...

This paper demonstrated the use of Depth-Temperature profiles from Wildlife Computers PAT tags, and high-resolution oceanographic models to estimate the movement of basking sharks in the western Atlantic. Basking sharks generally dive too deep to measure dawn and dusk light levels thus are a challenge for light-based...

This study used concurrent Fastloc GPS and Argos satellite data obtained from Advanced Dive Behavior (ADB) tags developed by Wildlife Computers to assess Argos location errors for sperm, blue, and fin whales. Location accuracy estimates for blue and fin whales were broadly within the range...

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