The KiwiSat® 202 fin-mount is designed for short to medium term monitoring of released rehabilitated or refloated stranded cetaceans.
Models with optional DIVE sensing send data on the most recent dives whilst maximising the number of transmissions.
At a Cetacean Tag Design workshop hosted by the Office of Naval Research and the Marine Mammal Commission, the single pin mounting was considered to be the least invasive for this type of monitoring. Combined with minimal frontal area this attachment has proved to be a success.
One model is fitted with a VHF transmitter in addition to the Argos transmitter to allow the researcher to locate and visually monitor the study animal at sea.
Our range of fin tags are ideal for monitoring the location of sharks, dolphins and porpoises as well as monitoring post stranding survival of large cetaceans. The KiwiSat® K2F 176D fin-mount is primarily intended for tracking sharks.
(Standard / DIVE sensors)
|K2F 163C||37||75 x 20 x 25||500||No||153||–|
|K2F 172D||47||100 x 20 x 25||500||No||263||–|
|K2F 173A||45||100 x 20 x 25||500||Yes||305||297|
|K2F 176F||80||83 x 23 x 110||2000||No||433||421|
|K2F 176G||80||80 x 23 x 110||2000||No||433||421|
|K2F 363C||115||63 x 62 x 24.5||500||No||545||–|
1. The size and weights are of the PTT only as the attachment parts may vary in size per species. Please note that the attachment pin is not supplied.
2. Estimated life based on 200 transmissions per day. Where a VHF transmitter is included, the life estimate includes VHF for 8hrs/day.
Argos transmit power: 500mW
Operating temperature range: – 20˚C to 50˚C
Temperature sensor range: -50˚C to 75˚C
Temperature sensor accuracy: +/- 0.5˚C
Temperature sensor resolution: 0.25˚C
Calibrated sensor range: -5˚C to 40˚C
Depth sensor ranges: 200m, 500m, 2000m
Depth sensor accuracy: ±1% of Full Scale
Depth sensor resolution: ~0.025% of Full Scale
Temperature sensor range: -40˚C to 60˚C
Temperature sensor accuracy: ±0.2˚C
Temperature sensor resolution: better than 0.05˚C