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dc.contributor.authorKleivane, Lars
dc.contributor.authorKvadsheim, Petter H.
dc.contributor.authorBocconcelli, Alex
dc.contributor.authorØien, Nils
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Patrick J.O.
dc.identifier.citationKleivane , L , Kvadsheim , P H , Bocconcelli , A , Øien , N & Miller , P J O 2022 , ' Equipment to tag, track and collect biopsies from whales and dolphins : the ARTS, DFHorten and LKDart systems ' , Animal Biotelemetry , vol. 10 , 32 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 282156562
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 614a5697-f915-48dc-9817-f1d9413762a6
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85140326122
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000871041200001
dc.descriptionFunding Information: A special thanks to all the members of the 3S team, and to FFI, for support during the development of the ARTS–DTAG setup. Furthermore, special acknowledgement to ICR (Institute of Cetacean Research, Japan) for the development of the new ARTS carrier (ARTSTBC).en
dc.description.abstractOf all animals considered subjects for instrumentation for behavioral or physiological studies, cetaceans probably represent the greatest challenge to the engineer and biologist. The marine environment being harsh to electronics, evasive behavior during tagging approaches and the short time window available to attach instruments, all imply a need for innovative tagging solutions to facilitate better understanding of their life cycle, migration, physiology, behavior, health and genetics. Several animal-attached tag packages holding specific data loggers, e.g., time depth recorders, position, orientation, acoustic and video recorders for short to medium term studies, as well as tags developed for large scale migration telemetry studies are available as off-the-shelf devices, or in many cases as custom made sensor packages. Deployment of those instruments is often the limiting factor for data collection. The Aerial Remote Tag System (ARTS) is a flexible system which can easily be adapted to deploy different tag sensor packages and biopsy collection devices. This paper presents the history and design of the ARTS, and accessories developed for instrumentation and biopsy sampling of cetaceans, such as the recent developed ARTS–LKDart for biopsy sampling. Deployment of archival tags usually requires radio tracking of the instrumented animal, or at least tracking of the tag for recovery. Thus, we also here describe the automatic digital signal processing radio direction finder, the Direction Finder Horten (DFHorten unit).
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dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectAnimal Science and Zoologyen
dc.subjectComputer Networks and Communicationsen
dc.subjectSignal Processingen
dc.titleEquipment to tag, track and collect biopsies from whales and dolphins : the ARTS, DFHorten and LKDart systemsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bioacoustics groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
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