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Satellite Tagging Data,
Maps and Information


Argos Tag Information
Click above for information on the ARGOS satellite system.

satellite Satellite Tracking Program satellite

Information on Satellite Tags and Tagging
WhaleNet Research Papers based on satellite tagging
Questions and Activities to use with the satellite tagging data.
Blank Maps for your use in tracking tagged animals.

Students, are you looking for a research project?
There is sufficient data from the 170+ tags to conduct actual research on the movements of different species, different genders of the same species, and seasonal movements. When you complete your research, you can submit it to WhaleNet for possible publication on the WhaleNet site.


Active Satellite Tags

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Click on the names below to access data, maps and information about each tagged marine animal.

These satellite tagging units can be used in learning many concepts listed in the frameworks and national standards: geography, habitat use by organisms, math concepts, map skills, comprehensive reading, and more.

The active tags are listed below, and over 170 archived satellite tagging events are listed in the archive page from previous satellite tagging events

We have more tags scheduled. STOP back often.


Active Tags

satellite Active Gray Seal "Gracie" 39382
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging in collaboration with Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, The Marine Animal Identification Network, and the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged June 16, 2013

satellite Active Sea Lion "Roscoe" 39390
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged May 9, 2013

More NEW satellite tagging is coming!!!


Recent Tags

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Townsend - 040978
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging in collaboration with The National Marine Life Center, NOAA Fisheries, the University of New England Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
Tagged June 27, 2013 to Jan. 8, 2013

Harbor Seals - "Neil" & "Stinger"& Gray Seals - "Capelli" & "Trennette"
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England, and the Riverhead Foundation.

Tagged: Neil - Jan 18, 2012, Stinger - February19, 2012, Trennette - July 17, 2012

Join Erden Eruc circumnagivated the world rowing a boat and riding a bicycle.
Erden rowed the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean. He bicyled across Australia, Africa, and North America. He shared his incredible journey with us.
He circumnavigated the world rowing a 24 ft. boat across each ocean and bicycling across each continent. Review Erden's amazing travels.
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite monitoring information is in collaboration with Around-n-Over.
Monitoring began June 2007 completed July 2012

Harp Seal - "Stef"
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England, and the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged May 15, 2011 to August 1, 2011

Harp Seal "Allen" 39390 and additional seals data archives.
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.
Tagged March 25, 2011 to May 1, 2011

Harbor Seals 66920 & 66921
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT.
Tagged September 7, 2010 to March 16, 2011.

Harbor Porpoise "10-012"
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England, and the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged June 30, 2010

Harbor Seal "Carol S" 91090 and additional seals data archives.
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.
Tagged March 27, 2010 to June 13, 2010

Harp Seals "Nona" & "Doris"
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England, and the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged June, 2009 to April 27, 2010

Harbor Seal "Lily" 39382
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England.
Tagged November 4, 2009 to June 17, 2010


Click Here for data from over 155 MORE Satellite Tagging Projects.
Data, Report, Maps, and Information on
WHALES, SEALS, PROPOISES, AND TURTLES.


We have More Satellite Tags in hand and we have plans to tag
more Seals, Harbor Porpoises, Turtles, and possibly, Whales.


"ROSITA"Review the cruise in the North Atlantic in search of the rare Northern Right Whale with Michael Moore from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, The "Crew" and his family. Study Guide, Maps, Log and more...

Satellite Tagging Data, Maps and Information from over 135 past satellite tags:

Marine Identification Network
  • Blue Whales
  • Right Whales
  • Sperm Whales
  • Harbor Porpoises
  • Elephant Seals
  • Gray Seals
  • Harbor Seals
  • Hooded Seals
  • Turtles

Future Tagging Projects:
  • Blue Whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Humpbacks on their migrations - Planning
  • Seals - as opportunities arise
  • Turtles - as opportunities arise with Gray's Reef National Narine Sanctuary


Note about tag fixes:
The position data (lat/long fixes) received is sometimes in decimal fractions of a whole degree, such as 30.50N degrees. To calculate the degree and minutes equivalent, multiply the decimal fraction times 60 minutes/degree, such as .50 x 60 = 30 minutes. In the case of 30.50 degrees, this equals 30 degrees and 30 minutes.

Associated Information:

How Satellite Tags work.
How Satellite Tags Are Attached.
Why use technology in scientific research?
Why use satellite tags to study whales and other marine animals?
Argos Location Class Accuracy Table

NMFS Whale Species Recovery Plans

Right Whale Sighting Data
Right Whale Research/Fla.-Ga. Early Warning System Reports 1997-Present
Right Whale Research / Warning System Reports

Right Whale Concentration Maps


Satellite Tools, Resources, and Tracking Maps

Index of Maps

Additional maps for plotting positions

Map Generator, make your own maps

Maps - Online Map Creation, make your own maps with bathymetric profiles.

BuoyReal Time Data Buoys
- Buoy 44013, Near Stellwagen Bank (Massachusetts Bay)

National Data Buoy Center, access oceanographic data in real time

Research Information Links (updated:10/23/2012)

Links to real time oceanographic data

Argos Satellite System

Beaufort (Wind) Scale

Distance generator from any two points

GMT - What is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)?

Lat/Long 1 - What is your Lat and Long? Locate any position.
Lat/Long 2 - What is your Lat and Long? Locate any position.

Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Images

Tide Predictor WWW Interface by Dean Pentcheff

What is GIS?

"How to interpret Satellite Tagging Data" to assist with your analysis and use of the data.

Other Species Tagged by Other Organizations:


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