Hard-Shell Turtle

Wildlife Computers specialize in robust tracking solutions for hard-shell turtles. A range of shapes and feature sets are available, suitable for many different size and kinds of turtles. Our adult packages were designed to maximize data throughput and retention in challenging marine environments. These shapes feature antenna protecting bumpers and a urethane over-mold for enhanced durability. Alternatively, the juvenile packages were designed for small carapace footprint. Wildlife Computers offers attachment kits for turtle tags upon request. Kits include two-part quick-setting marine epoxy, fiberglass cloth, and full instructions. Epoxy dispensing guns are also available, sold separately.

Hard Shell Turtle
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)Frontal Area (mm2)Weight (g)
Time SeriesDive BehaviorHaulout BehaviorTemperatureMortality
HistosProfiles
SPOT-287
ArgosTemp54370 x 41 x 2385072
SPOT-375
ArgosTemp91499 x 55 x 211480152
SPOT-387
ArgosTemp17159 x 29 x 2353739
SPOT-395
ArgosTemp74075 x 40 x 1986886
SPLASH10-F-323
Fastloc, ArgosDepth, Temp, Light240225 x 71 x 76NA185
SPLASH10-F-344
Fastloc, ArgosDepth, Temp, Optional Light48586 x 86 x 282430231
SPLASH10-F-351
Fastloc, ArgosDepth, Temp, Light24286 x 55 x 251551149
SPLASH10-F-385
Fastloc, ArgosDepth, Temp, Light503121 x 66 x 512234290
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)Frontal Area (mm2)Weight (g)
Time SeriesDive BehaviorHaulout BehaviorTemperatureMortality
HistosProfiles

Life estimates rely on battery variability, temperature, power settings, features utilized, etc. Life estimates are calculated using manufacturers’ specifications and assumes 250 transmissions per day and, where applicable, 24 Fastloc® acquisitions per day.

Most SPLASH tags come in a 10 (does not contain Fastloc) or BF (does not contain depth) version. Ask your technical sales consultant which tag best meets your research goals.

This is a small representation of our available tags. Tag features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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