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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.”