Find a tag at sea with goniometer
03.09.2015 Animal tracking applications

Find a tag at sea with goniometer

“…the goniometer worked perfectly for chasing down PSATs on their pop-up date in Glacier Bay! We were able to recover 4/5 tags that popped up, including 1 Desert Star tag that was missing an antenna! The remaining tag is another Desert Star tag that is not transmitting frequently enough to provide an Argos location, it is possible that this tag is missing its antenna as well...." Credit photo : Amanda Compton

“This equipment is very good news for researchers – now it is reasonable to expect that if PSATs pop up in an area that can be reached by boat, tags can be physically recovered. For my research, this means that I can make sense of the geomagnetic and accelerometer data from the Desert Star tags and look for evidence of halibut spawning rises in the Wildlife Computer tags that provide depth records at 10 second intervals…So I am very pleased and thankful that you have developed this tool, and that it is available for short-term lease”. Dr. Julie Nielsen

User : Dr. Julie Nielsen

Organism :  University Of Alaska, US

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