Overall, the pilot study trial was very successful, with excellent tagging outcomes success and tracking including four sound playbacks completed – all primary objectives achieved successfully. The facilities at U Iceland and team were outstanding. Everyone was well, no injuries or sickness. No major equipment was damaged or lost, though one Dtag3+ broke while attached to a pilot whale, and the Dtag3+ robot was broken after the last day during vessel transfer operations. Some Dtag core units did not function perfectly with corrupted depth data like we had in 3S-OPS 2019.
CRUISE REPORT AVAILABLE AT: https://www.lotek.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Iceland2021_3SPilotStudy_cruisereport_FINAL.pdf