Mark Report PAT



The mrPAT is a small, fisheries-independent Argos location reporter ideal for large scale dispersal and movement studies. At just 40 grams, it is the smallest tag in Wildlife Computers pop-up family. It is also the most cost effective, allowing for larger sample sizes and greater assurance of results.


The mrPAT is easy to deploy making it simple for research partners, such as sport and commercial fishermen, to assist with deployments.

  • Wildlife Computers arranges for the Argos platform numbers and covers the Argos charges.
  • Tags arrive preassembled with tether and anchor.
  • The mrPAT will automatically deploy when it is submerged in seawater.
  • After a specified time interval or on an absolute date, the release pin burns through, separating the tag from its tether. The tag then floats to the surface and begins transmitting to Argos. The pop-up coordinates are available for viewing and downloading via the Wildlife Computers Data Portal.
  • The battery provides ballast, offering stability while the tag is under tow and good keeling while floating and transmitting.

Data Products

  • Pop-up date and location via Argos
  • Daily min/max temperature for the 100 days prior to release
  • Daily difference between min/max tilt for the 100 days prior to release

User Guide/Software

Mark Report PAT User Guide

This user guide gives you all the essential information needed for interacting with, configuring, and deploying this tag.

USB Communications Cable Driver – 29-March 2023

Driver for the Wildlife Computers USB Communications cable.

Tag Agent

Administer settings to your tag.


The mrPAT design is a culmination of Wildlife Computers 20+ years of experience manufacturing pop-up archival tags.

Attachment TypeTowed
SensorsTemperature, Tilt
Temperature Sensor Resolution0.05° C
Temperature Sensor Accuracy+/- 0.1° C
Tilt Sensor Range±2 g (-20 m/s/s to 20 m/s/s)
Tilt Sensor Resolution0.05 m/s/s
Wet/Dry SensorYes
Length (mm)118 mm
Diameter (mm)28 mm
Weight (g)44 g
Pressure Rating (m)2000 m
Operating Temperature Rating (°C)-20° C to 50° C
Conductivity Operational Limits0.1 to 5 S/m
Optimal Storage Temperature
Range (°C)
0° C to 5° C
Maximum Deployment Length730 Days
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