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Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit

Harcourt, Rob, Sequeira, Ana MM, Zhang, Xuelei, Roquet, Fabien, Komatsu, Kosei, Heupel, Michelle, McMahon, Clive, Whoriskey, Fred, Meekan, Mark, Carroll, Gemma, Brodie, Stephanie, Simpfendorfer, Colin, Hindell, Mark, Jonsen, Ian, Costa, Daniel P, Block, Barbara, Muelbert, Monica, Woodward, Bill, Weise, Mike, Aarestrup, Kim, Biuw, Martin, Boehme, Lars, Bograd, Steven J, Cazau, Dorian, Charrassin, Jean-Benoit, Cooke, Steven J, Cowley, Paul, de Bruyn, PJ Nico, du Dot, Tiphaine Jeanniard, Duarte, Carlos, Eguiluz, Victor M, Ferreira, Luciana C, Fernandez-Gracia, Juan, Goetz, Kimberly, Goto, Yusuke, Guinet, Christophe, Hammill, Mike, Hays, Graeme C, Hazen, Elliott L, Huckstadt, Luis A, Huveneers, Charlie, Iverson, Sara, Jaaman, Saifullah Arifin, Kittiwattanawong, Kongkiat, Kovacs, Kit M, Lydersen, Christian, Moltmann, Tim, Naruoka, Masaru, Phillips, Lachlan, Picard, Baptiste, Queiroz, Nuno, Reverdin, Gilles, Sato, Katsufumi, Sims, David W, Thorstad, Eva B, Thums, Michele, Treasure, Anne M, Trites, Andrew W, Williamss, Guy D, Yonehara, Yoshinari and Fedak, Mike A 2019, Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit, Frontiers in marine science, vol. 6, pp. 1-21, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00326.

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Title Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit
Author(s) Harcourt, Rob
Sequeira, Ana MM
Zhang, Xuelei
Roquet, Fabien
Komatsu, Kosei
Heupel, Michelle
McMahon, Clive
Whoriskey, Fred
Meekan, Mark
Carroll, Gemma
Brodie, Stephanie
Simpfendorfer, Colin
Hindell, Mark
Jonsen, Ian
Costa, Daniel P
Block, Barbara
Muelbert, Monica
Woodward, Bill
Weise, Mike
Aarestrup, Kim
Biuw, Martin
Boehme, Lars
Bograd, Steven J
Cazau, Dorian
Charrassin, Jean-Benoit
Cooke, Steven J
Cowley, Paul
de Bruyn, PJ Nico
du Dot, Tiphaine Jeanniard
Duarte, Carlos
Eguiluz, Victor M
Ferreira, Luciana C
Fernandez-Gracia, Juan
Goetz, Kimberly
Goto, Yusuke
Guinet, Christophe
Hammill, Mike
Hays, Graeme CORCID iD for Hays, Graeme C
Hazen, Elliott L
Huckstadt, Luis A
Huveneers, Charlie
Iverson, Sara
Jaaman, Saifullah Arifin
Kittiwattanawong, Kongkiat
Kovacs, Kit M
Lydersen, Christian
Moltmann, Tim
Naruoka, Masaru
Phillips, Lachlan
Picard, Baptiste
Queiroz, Nuno
Reverdin, Gilles
Sato, Katsufumi
Sims, David W
Thorstad, Eva B
Thums, Michele
Treasure, Anne M
Trites, Andrew W
Williamss, Guy D
Yonehara, Yoshinari
Fedak, Mike A
Journal name Frontiers in marine science
Volume number 6
Article ID 326
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Publisher Frontiers Media
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2019-06
ISSN 2296-7745
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
ocean observing
animal telemetry
animal movement
movement analysis
Summary Animal telemetry is a powerful tool for observing marine animals and the physical environments that they inhabit, from coastal and continental shelf ecosystems to polar seas and open oceans. Satellite-linked biologgers and networks of acoustic receivers allow animals to be reliably monitored over scales of tens of meters to thousands of kilometers, giving insight into their habitat use, home range size, the phenology of migratory patterns and the biotic and abiotic factors that drive their distributions. Furthermore, physical environmental variables can be collected using animals as autonomous sampling platforms, increasing spatial and temporal coverage of global oceanographic observation systems. The use of animal telemetry, therefore, has the capacity to provide measures from a suite of essential ocean variables (EOVs) for improved monitoring of Earth's oceans. Here we outline the design features of animal telemetry systems, describe current applications and their benefits and challenges, and discuss future directions. We describe new analytical techniques that improve our ability to not only quantify animal movements but to also provide a powerful framework for comparative studies across taxa. We discuss the application of animal telemetry and its capacity to collect biotic and abiotic data, how the data collected can be incorporated into ocean observing systems, and the role these data can play in improved ocean management.
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00326
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HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2019, Harcourt, Sequeira, Zhang, Roquet, Komatsu, Heupel, McMahon, Whoriskey, Meekan, Carroll, Brodie, Simpfendorfer, Hindell, Jonsen, Costa, Block, Muelbert, Woodward, Weise, Aarestrup, Biuw, Boehme, Bograd, Cazau, Charrassin, Cooke, Cowley, de Bruyn, Jeanniard du Dot, Duarte, Eguíluz, Ferreira, FernándezGracia, Goetz, Goto, Guinet, Hammill, Hays, Hazen, Hückstädt, Huveneers, Iverson, Jaaman, Kittiwattanawong, Kovacs, Lydersen, Moltmann, Naruoka, Phillips, Picard, Queiroz, Reverdin, Sato, Sims, Thorstad, Thums, Treasure, Trites, Williams, Yonehara and Fedak
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