Shark

Our shark finmount shapes are designed to position the antenna as high on the fin as possible to improve Argos transmissions. The robust “memory metal” antennas are custom-made using a nickel-titanium alloy. Antennas are available in standard and heavy-duty configurations. Attachment kits are included with the tag.

If you are studying large pelagic species that periodically bask, consider a Wildlife Computers towed tag. Towed tags are attached to the animal by a long tether and dart anchor. They are positively buoyant allowing them to float at the surface while trailing behind a slow-moving animal. Spot and SPLASH10-F towed designs have been used extensively on manta rays and whale sharks.

Shark
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)Weight (g)
Time SeriesDive BehaviorHaulout BehaviorTemperatureMortality
HistosProfiles
SPOT-258
ArgosTemp300110 x 45 x 2054
SPOT-196
ArgosTemp30081 x 51 x 1949
SPOT-257
ArgosTemp1,490162 x 57 x 20160
SPOT-F-338
Fastloc, ArgosTemp141109 x 53 x 2181
SPLASH10-336
ArgosDepth, Temp, Light110108 x 41 x 2175
SPLASH10-312
ArgosDepth, Temp, Light110133 x 44 x 1974
SPLASH10-346
ArgosDepth, Temp, Light450172 x 84 x 23205
SPOT-253
ArgosTemp300153 x 40 x 50 (without fins)105
SPLASH10-F-321


Fastloc, ArgosDepth, Temp, Light*225 x 71 x 76185
MiniPAT-348
Geolocation, Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, LightMaximum duration - 800124 x Ø 3860
Survivorship PAT-355
Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, Light5 days prior to release (depth)Maximum duration - 30/45/60124 x Ø 3860
Mark Report PAT-376
Argos (Pop-up)TempMaximum duration - 730127 x Ø 2840
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)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. *See your Wildlife Computers technical consultant for details.

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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