Data from: Depth dependent dive kinematics suggest cost-efficient foraging strategies by tiger sharks
Andrzejaczek, Samantha et al. (2020), Data from: Depth dependent dive kinematics suggest cost-efficient foraging strategies by tiger sharks, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bg79cnp80
Tiger sharks (n=22) were captured and tagged at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia in April and May 2017 following the methods described in Andrzejaczek et al.
In brief, tiger sharks were captured using baited drumlines and secured alongside a 5.8 m vessel with the leader and tailrope. Either a CATS (Customized Animal Tracking Solutions, Australia) Diary Tag (dimensions and weight with clamp: 15 x 4 x 6 cm and 300 g) or CATS Cam Tag (23 x 4 x 7 cm and 500 g) were then clamped to the dorsal fins for periods of 7-48 hours (see table S1). All tags were equipped with tri-axial accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes, and sensors for depth, temperature and light. All sensors recorded continuously at 20 Hz. In addition, 14 of the 22 deployments recorded video at pre-programmed hours of the day for a maximum of six hours per deployment. The tags detached from the clamp in the days following tagging, and were recovered using a handheld VHF receiver operated from a vessel.
Datasets are in the raw format downloaded from the tags. Deployment notes can be found in the supplementary information of the manuscript.
Raw biologging data collected from 21 tiger sharks at Ningaloo Reef in 2017.
Datasets labelled by each individual tiger shark i.e. TS1 and TS2 are tiger sharks 1 and 2 respectively.