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Satellite Tags- Guam/CNMI EEZ

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

Satellite tagging was implemented in 2013. Satellite tagging is conducted using a Dan Inject air rifle and deployment arrows designed by Wildlife Computers. Two types of tags are deployed. One type is a Wildlife Computers SPOT5-240C tag that collects location and temperature. The other tag type is the Wildlife Computers SPLASH10-292B, which provides location as well as depth, temperature, and light level.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2019 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2019 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25325
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Satellite Tags- Guam/CNMI EEZ [Data Date Range],, Use Constraints: The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data. The NMFS permit number (listed within the dataset) under which the data were collected must be listed in any publications and/or other representations of these data. Acknowledgement of NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Cetacean Research Program, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested.
Bbox East Long 150
Bbox North Lat 24
Bbox South Lat 10
Bbox West Long 141
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 0470a25e-3ced-41dd-841a-263fefc6f79f
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Argos transmitters upload short duration messages (of less than one second) to Argos instruments on satellites that pass overhead at an altitude of 850 km. Each platform is characterized by an identification number specific to its transmitter. A platform transmits periodic messages characterized by the following parameters : Transmission Frequency (401.650 MHz ± 30 kHz, which must be stable as the location is computed on the basis of Doppler effect measurements, the Repetition period, which is the interval of time between two consecutive message dispatches, varying between 15 and 90 seconds according to the extent to which the platform is used, the platform identification number, and the volume of data collected. The transmission of each message takes less than one second. The three main receiving stations, Wallops Island and Fairbanks in the United States and Svalbard in Norway, collect all the messages recorded by the satellites during an orbit, thus providing coverage of the entire Earth. Data received by the satellites are retransmitted to regional stations in real time if the station is within satellite visibility. The main receiving stations also receive data in real time. There are two global Argos processing centers, one located just outside of Toulouse in Southwestern France, and the other near Washington, DC, USA. Once the data arrive at a processing center, locations are automatically calculated and information made available to users. In the two processing centers, designed for full redundancy, the computers calculate locations and process the received data. The following processing is carried out at the global processing centers: Verification of message quality, reception level, time-tagging, transmitter identification number, sensor message lengths and receiver frequency value (to compute the location) Message time-tagging in coordinated universal time (UTC) Message classification by platform and by chronological order Data processing Data from satellite tag deployments are received by CLS Argos and are distributed to us by CD. Data are uploaded to Movebank. The DAR filter is used and outliers are marked within the dataset.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[141.0, 10.0], [150.0, 10.0], [150.0, 24.0], [141.0, 24.0], [141.0, 10.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013-06-30
Temporal Extent End 2013-07-17

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