NOAA has been tracking monk seals through the Hawaiian Archipelago for over two decades. Now you can view all of the tracks at the Animal Telemetry Network. Studying how these animals use their environment is a crucial part of NOAA's larger effort to understand the...

Meg Lamont, Daniel Catizone, and Darren Johnson recently published a paper documenting the home ranges and movements of two tagged diamondback terrapins in northwest Florida. The diamondback terrapin is a “small estuarine turtle distributed along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the USA that is threatened...

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...

This study presents the first contemporary data on the migratory movements of southern right whales from wintering grounds in Australasia, providing new information on migratory corridors and identifying areas of restricted search and increased residency, which could be indicative of feeding. Southern right whales were originally...

Rio Lady has been on an incredible journey of over 17,000 miles. She's been tracked using a Wildlife Computers SPOT tag. When I read this story, I can't help think of the song, "I've Been Everywhere," by Johnny Cash. Watch the video...

Looking for the latest animal research? We’ve created an easy way to see the newest papers—of course, just the ones using our tags—in our document repository. All of the research is broken out by taxa to make it easy to find information on birds, pinnipeds,...

Wildlife Computers SPOT tags were used to track 25 humpback whales in a narrow and heavily-used shipping lane in Chile. Just over 2,000 ships per year travel the Magellan Strait. Whale collisions are tough to monitor in this area. Scientists have been monitoring the area more...

Everyone agrees that long-term monitoring is needed to assess harbor seal counts but in certain areas of the world like tidewater glacier fjords, it proves difficult. A recent study worked to calibrate data between shore-based counts and aerial surveys to provide more precise population estimates...

Check out this paper that collates all the data from tagged swordfish in the Eastern North Pacific to provide information for stock boundaries. They found that swordfish movements do not follow current boundaries, trans-equatorial movements are limited, and movements are confined to an area east...

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