A project of Fur seal, pelagic shark and seabird tracking in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
|Name||Species||Life Stage||Release Date||Last Location||Days Transmitted|
|Afraid of the deep from Nic Baudin Island||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2010-10-01||2011-08-30||333|
|Andy was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-11-07||2010-06-30||235|
|Imos from Liguanea Island was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-11-27||2010-06-30||215|
|Johnny was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-12-07||2010-06-30||205|
|Larry was tracked two years ago||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-03-01||2009-06-30||121|
|Leigh was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-12-09||2010-06-30||203|
|Nic was tracked two years ago||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2008-10-09||2009-06-30||264|
|Perry from West Island||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2010-10-01||2011-08-30||333|
|Robbie from Waldegrave Island||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2010-10-01||2011-08-30||333|
|SES was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-12-10||2010-06-30||202|
|Squirt from Kangaroo Island||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2011-03-25||2011-08-30||158|
|Syd from Price Island was tracked last year||Australian Sea Lion||Adult||2009-11-28||2010-06-30||214|
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Over the next 3 summers, up to 40 Australian sea lion adult males will carry state-of-the-art satellite transmitters as they traverse some of southern Australia’s most remote and biologically-productive waters.
This project is funded by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS - www.imos.org.au) through the Australian Acoustic Tagging and Monitoring System (AATAMS http://imos.org.au/aatams.html).
The maritime expeditions of the Australian sea lions are now yielding data that are important to both biologists and oceanographers and refining our understanding of the intimate connections between the mechanics of the Earth’s oceans, and the complex ecosystems which dwell within and upon them.
This is a truly interdisciplinary project, bringing together biologists studying living systems and oceanographers studying marine physics. The maritime expeditions of the Australian sea lions are now yielding data that are important to both biologists and oceanographers and refining our understanding of the intimate connections between the mechanics of the Earth’s oceans, and the complex ecosystems which dwell within and upon them.
This is an extremely cost-effective means of adding to existing global oceanographic data archives. It has the potential to complement existing sampling methods, especially for regions from which data are scarce and where these alternative methods may be difficult or prohibitively expensive to implement. Importanly, this approach provides a mechanism of targeting the collection of physical oceanographic data from regions that are biologically of interest (ie. where high trophic level predators feed), therefore providing greater insights into how physical ocean processes underpin marine ecosystems and commercial fisheries.