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First tests of hybrid acoustic/archival tags on squid and cuttlefish


Jackson, GD and O'Dor, RK and Andrade, Y, First tests of hybrid acoustic/archival tags on squid and cuttlefish, Marine and Freshwater Research, 56, (4) pp. 425-430. ISSN 1323-1650 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/MF04248


This study demonstrates the simultaneous use of acoustic and archival tags for obtaining data for near-shore species. Australian giant cuttlefish Sepia apama (off Whyalla, South Australia) and the tropical squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (off Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia) were tagged using a 'hybrid' tag consisting of a Vemco V8 acoustic tag potted with a Vemco minilog temperature-depth archival tag. Four of these animals were released and monitored inside radio-acoustic-positioning-telemetry (RAPT) buoy-system arrays that included bottom-mounted sensors that transmitted independent temperature records and a reference standard for sound conductivity and position. All were subsequently located out of RAPT range and two of the four archival tags were recovered. Tags were located using a boat-mounted hydrophone and VR60 receiver and recovery was aided by a diver operating a hand-held VUR96 receiver. This technology provides a cost-effective alternative to expensive satellite pop-up tags and is suitable for much smaller species that return to near-shore environments. © CSIRO 2005.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Jackson, GD (Dr George Jackson)
ID Code:38493
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-06-07

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