Improving Attachments of Non-invasive (Type III) Electronic Data Loggers to Cetaceans
Lead PI: Dr. Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Start Year: 2010 | Duration: 3 years
Partners: Duke University, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Belle Quant Engineering, & University of Hawaii
The goal of this project is to enhance the duration of suction cups when deployed as the attachment for short term archival tags such as the DTAG. These tags are recovered after programmed suction release a few hours after deployment. The researchers would like to extend the routine attachment duration for suction cups to multiple days, if not weeks.