Accession Number:

AD1076519

Title:

Final Design Package Including Drawings and Specifications Integrated Measurement of Naval Sonar Operations and Precise CetaceanLocations: Integration of Fastloc GPS into a Limpet Tag

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,23 Aug 2016,22 Aug 2017

Corporate Author:

Alaska Sealife Center Seward

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project was to integrate a Fastloc GPS into a remotely deployed medium-duration satellite dart tag suitable for attachment to a beaked whale. This modification will allow the opportunistic medium-term weeks to months monitoring of the reaction of cetaceans, including sonar-sensitive Blainvilles Mesoplodon densirostris and CuviersZiphius cavirostris beaked whales, to Mid-Frequency Active MFA sonar operations with a high degree of spatial precision not currently available with medium-term satellite tags.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE