Best practice guidelines for cetacean tagging.
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Andrews, Russel D.
Baird, Robin W.
Goertz, Caroline E. C.
Gulland, Frances M. D.
Heide-Jorgensen, Mads Peter
Hooker, Sascha K.
Nowacek, Douglas P.
Quakenbush, Lori T.
Schorr, Gregory S.
Shpak, Olga V.
Townsend Jr., Forrest I.
Wells, Randall S.
Zerbini, Alexandre N.
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Animal-borne electronic instruments (tags) are valuable tools for collecting information on cetacean physiology, behaviour and ecology, and for enhancing conservation and management policies for cetacean populations. Tags allow researchers to track the movement patterns, habitat use and other aspects of the behaviour of animals that are otherwise difficult to observe. They can even be used to monitor the physiology of a tagged animal within its changing environment. Such tags are ideal for identifying and predicting responses to anthropogenic threats, thus facilitating the development of robust mitigation measures. With the increasing need for data best provided by tagging and the increasing availability of tags, such research is becoming more common. Tagging can, however, pose risks to the health and welfare of cetaceans and to personnel involved in tagging operations. Here we provide â€˜best practiceâ€™ recommendations for cetacean tag design, deployment and follow-up assessmen.....
JournalJournal of Cetacean Research and Management
Page Rangepp. 27-88
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationAndrews, R. D., Baird, R. W., Calambokidis, J., Goertz, C. E. C., Gulland, F. M. D., et al (2019) Best practice guidelines for cetacean tagging. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 20, pp. 27–66. DOI: 10.47536/jcrm.v20i1.237.
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