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Did you know that 71% of  Earth’s surface are oceans, but only 3% of the world’s oceans are protected in actively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPA)? And yet… did you know that 625+ animals are tracked by Argos in MPA worldwide? Including turtles, sharks, penguins and rays … to name just a few. The new ArgosForum magazine, ArgosForum #84, is now available online. Learn more about how the Argos satellite data collection and telemetry system is a key tool within Marine Protected Areas, in the run up to the IMPAC-4 conference dedicated to Marine Protected Areas to be held in Chile in September 2017.

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ArgosForum #84 contents:

 

  • Juvenile sea turtles and Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of Mexico (By Katrina Phillips, University of Central Florida, United States)
  • Using Argos to track sharks in the Malpelo sanctuary (By Sandra Bessudo, Malpelo and Other Marine Ecosystems Foundation, Colombia)
  • Learning more about basking sharks with Argos (By Eric Stéphan and Alexandra Rohr, APECS, France)
  • Penguins show the way for marine spatial planning (By Keith Reid, CCAMLR, Australia)
  • The extraordinary migration of the Hudsonian godwit (By Luis Espinosa G., Conservación Marina, Chile)
  • Projects: Understanding sea turtles in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (By Pierre Gilles, Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, Monaco)
  • News: Introducing a new data portal merging Earth Observation & wildlife tracking data! (By Garance Weller, CLS, France)
  • Fun facts about Argos in Marine Protected Areas 

01.10.2018 EUCAW Speakers The missing link: pelagic prey field prediction for Southern Ocean marine predators

Southern Ocean predators tend to lead cryptic lives, which in many cases are spent mostly at sea. This makes their foraging behaviour inherently difficult to study. Furthermore, numerous species are threatened through direct human conflict (such as fisheries related mortality), climate driven change, or both. At the European User Conference…

27.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers Using Argos for turtle dove management

Hervé Lormée, of the French Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, will present his work Argos at the European User Conference on Argos Wildlife (EUCAW). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur shows one of the most dramatic population decline among all farmland…
Sunfish tagged with an X-Tag at Eastern Taiwan. Credits Tuna and Billfish Tagging Project in Taiwan

25.09.2018 Goniometer Finding sunfish’s pop-up Argos tag with Goniometer

The Tuna and Billfish Tagging Project in Taiwan uses Argos satellite telemetry pop-up tags to track pelagic species. A total of five tags were recently retrieved using Argos Goniometer, including three tags on amberjacks, one on a big-eye tuna and one on a sunfish. Two of them were found…
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24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers COLSHARK program: first satellite tagging of thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) in Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

Armelle Jung’s presentation at the European User Conference on Argos Wildlife (EUCAW) will focus on the pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus). It is one of the largest and most abundant open ocean predators in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP), and one of the most exploited shark in the sub-region. A.
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24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers New insights on porbeagle stock structure in the North East Atlantic from PSAT deployments

At the European User Conference on Argos Wildlife (EUCAW), Gérard Biais, Ifremer, reports on the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus), a large pelagic shark found throughout the North Atlantic. The state of the stock remains unknown in the North East Atlantic. However, presuming that this stock might be at risk,…

24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers Silver Eel migration behaviour in the Mediterranean Sea

Although Mediterranean ecosystems such as coastal lagoons are known to be productive habitats providing numerous silver eels in short generation time, migration routes used by silver eels in the Mediterranean Sea have been poorly studied. Using pop-up satellite during escapement from coastal waters, Elsa Amilhat, of the Université de Perpignan,…
White-tailed sea Eagle in flight with a fish in the claws

24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers The utility of Argos satellite tagging in monitoring a long-lived raptor: White-tailed Sea Eagle reintroduction to Ireland

Allan Mee, of the Golden Eagle Trust, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, presents his work reintroducing white-tailed sea eagles, at the European User Conference for Argos Wildlife (EUCAW). As he explains, white-tailed Sea Eagle (WTSE) Haliaeetus albicilla became extinct in Ireland in…
Tropical tuna tagging Uruguay-P.Miller-2017

24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers The experiences of the Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Programme

The Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Programme is a five year duration project funded by the EU (DG-DEVCO) and ICCAT signatory countries (CPCs). Its aim is to improve the management of the three main tropical tuna stocks (bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin) in the Atlantic using up-to-date population parameters, such as…
Arctic marine mammal

24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers Unveiling the life of Arctic marine mammals through the use of satellite telemetry

Some of the most intriguing questions about migrations and natural behavior of marine mammals are focused around Arctic seals and whales. Animals that are widely dispersed in inaccessible areas and that only in brief seasons can be observed in their natural surroundings. Naturally these species have also been targeted by…

24.09.2018 EUCAW Speakers The RSPB and Argos – an overview of using satellite telemetry in scientific research

At the European User Conference on Argos Wildlife (EUCAW), Nigel Butcher will discuss how the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has benefitted from the Argos tracking system. His work, although primarily focussed on species in the UK and UK Overseas Territory (UKOT’s), does…