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Satellite Tagging Data,
Maps and Information


Click above for information on the ARGOS satellite system.
Argos Tag Information
Information on Satellite Tags and Tagging
WhaleNet Research Papers based on satellite tagging
"How to interpret Satellite Tagging Data" to assist with your analysis and use of the data.
Questions and Activities to use with the satellite tagging data.
Blank Maps for your use in tracking tagged animals.

Active Satellite Tags

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 65 archived satellite tagging events are listed in the archive page.

More Satellite tags are planned. STOP back often.

We have more tags scheduled. We also have a large number of archived data from previous satellite tagging events.

Sat Tag

Active Dolphins Stranding and Release on Cape Cod
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the New England Aquarium and the Cape Cod Stranding Network.
Tagged July, 2006

ActiveLoggerhead Turtle "Bruiser" 64657
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged August, 2006 to September, 2006

TBA again Harbor Seal "64664"
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 July, 2006

Inactive Ringed Seal "Ringy" 47819
Data, Maps, Information and Curriculum Unit.
Satellite Tagging information is in collaboration with the Riverhead Foundation.
Tagged June 15, 2006


Click Here for data from over 100 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 100 past satellite tags:

  • 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 Areas Map




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

National Data Buoy Center, access oceanographic data in real time

Research Information Links

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

Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Images

Tide Predictor WWW Interface by Dean Pentcheff

What is GIS?

Ice formation images in Davis Strait.

National Ice Center - Ice maps, NOAA.

Ice/Sea Surface Temperature - Nice Image.

Other Species Tagged by Other Organizations:


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