Improving Attachments of Non-Invasive (Type 3) Electronic Data Loggers to Cetaceans
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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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.
- Biological Oceanography
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment