09 Jul Extending the Knowledge of Sea Turtle Ecology
This study used a range of multi-sensor recorders along with video recording data to provide accurate inferences of behaviors of sea turtles. Researchers used a tri-axial accelerometer, a tri-axial gyroscope, and TDR coupled with a video recorder. The package time-released after several hours and was tracked with a Wildlife Computers SPOT-363 tag for recovery. The combination of data and video shows an adaptable and replicable approach for the identification of specific behaviors—Breathing, Feeding, Gliding, Resting, Scratching, Staying at the Surface, and Swimming.