• Argos
  • Fastloc GPS
  • Depth
  • Temperature


69 g

112 days

56 x 50 x 27

Key Benefits

The SPLASH10-F-333 is a Low Impact Minimally Percutaneous Electronic Transmitter (LIMPET) tag widely used for cetacean tracking. LIMPETS were originally designed in 2006 for tracking killer whales. Since then, LIMPETS have tracked more than 20 species of whales and dolphins.

Users deploy LIMPETS remotely with a pneumatic rifle or crossbow anchoring two small titanium darts into the thin outer layer of blubber. The electronics remain external and, when the animal surfaces to breathe, the tag transmits data to the satellites. Typical deployment durations range from weeks to several months.

It is Fastloc that sets this tag apart:

  • Highly accurate—to 20 m with optimal satellite coverage.
  • Fast acquisition—even after prolonged sleep, a location can be acquired in a fraction of a second. Very little surface exposure is needed.
  • All acquired GPS snapshots are stored for validation post-download.
  • Flexible scheduling—fixes can be scheduled at regular intervals or duty-cycled depending on day or season.
  • Many locations are possible—hundreds achievable per day for a higher resolution track.

Fastloc GPS



Key Features

  • Highly Customizable Data Collection and Transmitting Schedule—users can customize and prioritize data transmissions. 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-F 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.
  • The Portal Advantage—SPLASH10-F 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.
Google Translate »