SPLASH10 tags are data-archiving, Argos satellite transmitting tags designed for tracking vertical and horizontal movements of free-range marine animals.
A SPLASH10 tag works on any animal that exposes the tag above the surface of the water. The Wildlife Computers SPLASH10 tags have been used on sea turtles, pinnipeds, sharks, and cetaceans.
Our SPLASH10 tags contain an array of sensors including depth, temperature, light level, and wet/dry. During deployment, data are collected, summarized, and compressed for Argos transmission. The full archive is available upon recovery of the tag.
Wildlife Computers SPLASH tags appeared in over 300 publications.
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Below are the physical specifications of different SPLASH10 models. A full description of the features is available on the downloadable SPLASH10 Product Features (PDF).
|Sensors||Depth, Temperature, Wet/Dry, Fastloc (light and|
|Depth Sensor Range||0-2000 m***|
|Depth Sensor Resolution||0.5 m***|
|Depth Sensor Accuracy||±1% of reading|
|Temperature Sensor Range||-40 °C to 60 °C|
|Temperature Sensor Resolution||0.05 °C|
|Temperature Sensor Accuracy||±0.1°C|
|Light Sensor (When Installed)||5 x 10-12 W cm-2 to 5 x 10-2 W cm-2|
|Operating Temperature Rating (°C)||-20 °C to 50 °C|
|Optimal Storage Temperature Range (°C)||0 °C to 5 °C|
|Conductivity Operational Limits||0.1 to 5 S m-1|
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Maximum Deployment Length
*** indicates the specification is dependent upon the configuration model