Accession Number:

ADA574633

Title:

Improving Attachments of Non-Invasive (Type 3) Electronic Data Loggers to Cetaceans

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

2012-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of this project is to increase the longevity of suction cup attachments for short term archival tags such as the DTAG. Specifically, we are working to extend the routine attachment duration for suction-cup tags to multiple days, if not weeks. Objectives are to 1 Examine and identify forces and failure modes in suction cup attachments. 2 Assess the impact of tags and non-invasive surface attachments on cetaceans. 3 Take the knowledge gained from objectives 1 and 2 and engineer suction cups and surface treatments for improved attachment. 4 Examine on-animal performance of engineered attachments and tags.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE