Animal-borne telemetry: An integral component of the ocean observing toolkit

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  • Author: Harcourt, Rob

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • Author: Sequeira, Ana M.M.

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Author: Zhang, Xuelei

    State Oceanic Administration China, China

  • Author: Roquet, Fabien

    University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Author: Komatsu, Kosei

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Heupel, Michelle

    Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia

  • Author: McMahon, Clive

    Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Australia

  • Author: Whoriskey, Fred

    Dalhousie University, Canada

  • Author: Meekan, Mark

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Author: Carroll, Gemma

    NOAA, Australia

  • Author: Brodie, Stephanie

    NOAA, Australia

  • Author: Simpfendorfer, Colin

    James Cook University Queensland, Australia

  • Author: Hindell, Mark

    University of Tasmania, Australia

  • Author: Jonsen, Ian D.

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • Author: Costa, Daniel P.

    University of California at Santa Cruz, United States

  • Author: Block, Barbara

    Stanford University, United States

  • Author: Muelbert, Mônica

    Fundacao Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil

  • Author: Woodward, Bill

    NOAA, Australia

  • Author: Weise, Mike

    Office of Naval Research, United States

  • Author: Aarestrup, Kim

    Section for Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Vejlsøvej 39, 8600, Silkeborg, Denmark

  • Author: Biuw, Martin

    Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

  • Author: Boehme, Lars

    University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

  • Author: Bograd, Steven J.

    NOAA, Australia

  • Author: Cazau, Dorian

    Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sfax, France

  • Author: Charrassin, Jean Benoit

    Sorbonne Université, France

  • Author: Cooke, Steven J.

    Carleton University, Canada

  • Author: Cowley, Paul D.

    South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa

  • Author: de Bruyn, P. J.Nico

    University of Pretoria, Australia

  • Author: Jeanniard du Dot, Tiphaine

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

  • Author: Duarte, Carlos M.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Author: Eguíluz, Víctor M.

    CSIC, Spain

  • Author: Ferreira, Luciana C.

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Author: Fernández-Gracia, Juan

    CSIC, Spain

  • Author: Goetz, Kimberly

    NIWA, New Zealand

  • Author: Goto, Yusuke

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Guinet, Christophe

    Universite de La Rochelle, France

  • Author: Hammill, Mike

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

  • Author: Hays, Graeme C.

    Deakin University, Australia

  • Author: Hazen, Elliott L.

    NOAA, United States

  • Author: Hückstädt, Luis A.

    University of California at Santa Cruz, United States

  • Author: Huveneers, Charlie

    Flinders University, Canada

  • Author: Iverson, Sara J.

    Dalhousie University, Canada

  • Author: Jaaman, Saifullah Arifin

    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

  • Author: Kittiwattanawong, Kongkiat

    Phuket Marine Biological Center, Thailand

  • Author: Kovacs, Kit M.

    Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

  • Author: Lydersen, Christian

    Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

  • Author: Moltmann, Tim

    University of Tasmania, Australia

  • Author: Naruoka, Masaru

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan

  • Author: Phillips, Lachlan

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • Author: Picard, Baptiste

    Universite de La Rochelle, France

  • Author: Queiroz, Nuno

    University of Porto, Portugal

  • Author: Reverdin, Gilles

    Sorbonne Université, France

  • Author: Sato, Katsufumi

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Sims, David W.

    Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom

  • Author: Thorstad, Eva B.

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway

  • Author: Thums, Michele

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Author: Treasure, Anne M.

    University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Author: Trites, Andrew W.

    University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Author: Williams, Guy D.

    University of Tasmania, Australia

  • Author: Yonehara, Yoshinari

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Fedak, Mike A.

    University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

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Animal telemetry is a powerful tool for observing marine animals and the physical environments that they inhabit, from coastal and continental shelf ecosystems to polar seas and open oceans. Satellite-linked biologgers and networks of acoustic receivers allow animals to be reliably monitored over scales of tens of meters to thousands of kilometers, giving insight into their habitat use, home range size, the phenology of migratory patterns and the biotic and abiotic factors that drive their distributions. Furthermore, physical environmental variables can be collected using animals as autonomous sampling platforms, increasing spatial and temporal coverage of global oceanographic observation systems. The use of animal telemetry, therefore, has the capacity to provide measures from a suite of essential ocean variables (EOVs) for improved monitoring of Earth's oceans. Here we outline the design features of animal telemetry systems, describe current applications and their benefits and challenges, and discuss future directions. We describe new analytical techniques that improve our ability to not only quantify animal movements but to also provide a powerful framework for comparative studies across taxa. We discuss the application of animal telemetry and its capacity to collect biotic and abiotic data, how the data collected can be incorporated into ocean observing systems, and the role these data can play in improved ocean management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number326
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Volume6
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Publication statusPublished - 2019
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    Research areas

  • Animal movement, Animal telemetry, EOV, Movement analysis, Ocean observing

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