01 Sep Newsletter September 2018
Wildlife Computers Newsletter
This newsletter will be available quarterly and cover topics like recent news, tips and tricks on working with our tags, interpreting data, and a look at some of the fascinating research taking place in our world.
Filling in the Gaps: Augmenting Argos Coverage with Motes
Have you ever wanted less data? Of course not! The more data the better. A Wildlife Computers Mote is designed to improve data throughput from your study animal. Dr. Kenady Wilson shows you how Motes can increase your research data and increase collaboration among researchers.
Research & News
Wildlife Computers Hits the Hill in DC
Wildlife Computers and other members of the Argos Alliance recently hit the Hill in Washington, D.C. to educate House members on the importance of Argos.
Gray Fishtag Recovers MiniPAT in Costa Rica
This is a fun little story. After popping off a Roosterfish and bobbing around the Gulf of Nicoya, a Wildlife Computers MiniPAT was found and returned to Gray Fishtag.
Studying Mahi-mahi Behavior
RECOVER Consortium has been doing some crazy cool research on Mahi-mahi. Wildlife Computers created some non-working teeny tiny MiniPATs to help them discover how tagging affects this species.
Asset Recovery Tags Now Available
Asset recovery tags are deployed in syntactic foam floats that carry cameras and/or accelerometer packages. They are optimized for transmissions when the antenna is vertical above the water line.
Both SPOT-363 and SPOT-386 tags incorporate a pinger that can be activated to transmit a short pulse for fine-scale locating using a UHF handheld antenna and receiver.
Tips from the Experts
Did you know you could bulk upload your data into the Wildlife Computers Data Portal?
We are on the road throughout the year. Stop by to see what’s new.
- 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles
- European Users Conference on Argos Wildlife
- Raptor Research Conference
If you don’t see us on the road, connect with us online!