• Argos
  • Depth
  • Temperature
  • Light Level

390 g

190 days

300 x Ø 24

Key Benefits

The SPLASH10-302 is a data-archiving, Argos satellite transmitting tag designed for tracking vertical and horizontal movements of large cetaceans.

Transdermal tags are intended for long-term monitoring of baleen whales. In most applications, the tags are deployed using a pneumatic air gun or fiberglass pole and are fully implanted in the fascia layer just ahead of the dorsal fin.

The electronic components are cast in a surgical-quality stainless steel housing with only the wet/dry sensor and Argos antenna left exposed. the standard for most humpback and right-whale projects. They include a three-blade dart head that is the same diameter as the tag shaft to create an entry point on the animal that is the right size. Retention is maintained through three circles of passively deployed umbrella-shaped “petals.”

Key Features Available in the SPLASH10

  • Highly Customizable Data Collection and Transmitting Schedule—researchers have the power to customize and prioritize data transmission to capture the information that is most significant for the project. Deployments can be tailored to achieve unique experimental objectives. Flexible transmissions provide the ability to extend the life of the tag by focusing on specific seasons or times of the year.
  • Full Data Archive Available on Recovery—SPLASH10 tags contain one GB of onboard memory for archiving data. This means when you recover your tag, your full data set is available, even if the battery is dead—data are maintained in the archive for up to 25 years.
  • Specialized Shapes—SPLASH10 tags come in over 60 shapes and configurations. They contain an array of sensors that gather a myriad of data products.
  • The Portal Advantage—SPLASH10 tags are supported by the Wildlife Computers Data Portal, a collection of data management tools and services. Developed specifically for the display and investigation of data from Wildlife Computers tags, the data portal streamlines the processes of acquiring, preserving, and sharing data services. The portal helps collect, prepare, and analyze the data returned from the tag—via Argos or the archive. Data are easily sorted, filtered, searched, uploaded, and shared. You can see a Google Earth display of your deployment track, color-coded to show the relative age of each location. You can also set up a live KMZ to get data into your own monitoring system.
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