Max. Diameter: 1.3 in (3.30 cm) x Length: 4.8 in (12.19 cm)
Antenna: 7.3 in (18.54 cm)
Temperature, depth (pressure), light level,
Composite carbon-fiber, low-drag housing constructed with a strong tether attachment point. A polycarbonate BigEye™ nose cone encapsulates the multi-directional light sensor array, while the shape-memory alloy (NiTi) antenna provides additional durability. The PTT is then coated in a layer of anit-foulant paint to inhibit
Complete archived (2-minute interval, high-resolution) depth, temperature, and light-level records upon recovery and data extraction
These tags are designed for smaller marine species and suitable for both vertically active and demersal species. Sunrise and sunset times are determined from tag-recorded light levels and used for daily geolocation (latitude/longitude) estimation, allowing for track reconstruction and understanding of migration pathways. Standard Rate X-Tags also provide depth (pressure) and temperature readings at 15-60 minute intervals, depending on deployment duration.
High Rate Programming
Predefined deployment duration (up to 30 days)
Transmitted time-series depth, temperature, and light-level data
Complete archived (1–6 minute intervals, high resolution) depth, temperature, and light-level records upon recovery and data extraction
These tags are designed for smaller marine species and suitable for both vertically active and demersal species. High Rate programming is intended for short-term (<30 days) projects, such as post-release behavior and mortality studies. Temperature, depth (pressure), and light-level data are recorded at a high sampling rate with readings every 1-6 minutes, depending on the programmed deployment duration.
Please note that High Rate programming does not provide calculated geolocation data. Low-resolution light-level data are recorded to identify potential predator ingestion events.
* Can be optimized per your requirements at time of manufacture.