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Fin whale tracks Elephant Island

Cite this dataset

Herr, Helena; Hickmott, Leigh; Viquerat, Sacha; Panigada, Simone (2022). Fin whale tracks Elephant Island [Dataset]. Dryad.


This data set comprises the the location data obtained via SPLASH LIMPET tags from four fin whales equipped with satellite transmitters at Elephant Island Antarctica in April / March 2021. Provided are the tag identifier (Ptt), transmitter model (instrument), the data and time of each recorded location, the satellite system used for transmission (type), a quality rating of the transmission (quality) as B, A, 0, 1, 2 or 3 in increasing order of position accuracy, LAtitude and Longitude of the position. The dataset shows the movement of 4 fin whales at the tagging site at Elephant Island, Antarctica, and three of the whales starting their northward migration at the end of the feeding season around mid April.


Location data collected by SPLASH tags of Wildlife Computers. Transmission via the ARGOS satellite system



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