From the field: A new shot at a release mechanism for devices attached to free-living animals

Mueller, Gabriele, Liebsch, Nikolai and Wilson, Rory P. (2005) From the field: A new shot at a release mechanism for devices attached to free-living animals. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33 1: 337-342. doi:10.2193/0091-7648(2005)33[337:FTFANS]2.0.CO;2


Author Mueller, Gabriele
Liebsch, Nikolai
Wilson, Rory P.
Title From the field: A new shot at a release mechanism for devices attached to free-living animals
Journal name Wildlife Society Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7648
1938-5463
Publication date 2005-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2193/0091-7648(2005)33[337:FTFANS]2.0.CO;2
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 337
End page 342
Total pages 6
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, United States
Publisher The Wildlife Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Detailed studies of the behavior and location of free-ranging animals can be considerably enhanced with the use of animal-mounted devices. A few devices, such as data loggers, have to be recovered to access the data, whereas satellite tags or radiocollars often are left on the animal after the study period. Recovery of devices, which usually necessitates animal recapture, can be problematic, especially in larger species. This paper presents a new, non-electronic release mechanism, requiring no power source on the animal, that was successfully tested on South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) in Argentina during the 2003–2004 austral summer. The system has potential for many larger terrestrial or aquatic animals.
Keyword Data logger
Otaria flavescens
Release mechanism
South American sea lion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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