These depth profiles are datasets showing depth as a function of time sampled at 1 Hz. Each profile is formatted as a simple text file that shows a list of depths. Times are not shown, but can be determined from the sampling rate (1 Hz) and the start time given in the metadata. The first depth listed was taken at 0 seconds, the second at 1 second, the third at 2 seconds, etc., after the start time. When plotted (e.g., in matlab or excel), depth profiles can convey important information about the behavior of the tagged animal. Different dive patterns could reflect different foraging techniques, or physiological capabilities. Look at depth profiles in the context of their metadata. Species, location, and time of day are important variables when observing behavior.

Recent Submissions

  • Mesoplodon densirostris Andros Island, Bahamas 10/23/2006 Animal a Depth Profile 

    Tyack, Peter L. (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Contact: dtag@whoi.edu, 2010-06-16)
    Location: Andros Island, Bahamas, Species: Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville's Beaked Whale), Permit: Permit no. 1 awarded to D. Claridge, The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO), by the Bahamas Government, ...
  • Mesoplodon densirostris El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain 10/11/2003 Animal a Depth Profile 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Aguilar De Soto, Natacha (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of La Laguna. Contact: dtag@whoi.edu, cetaceos@ull.es, 2008-08-28)
    DTAG data from a tagged Blainville's beaked whale; depth (m) over time (s). Location: El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, Species: Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville's Beaked Whale), Permit: Granted to ULL from the Canary ...
  • Mesoplodon densirostris El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain 10/25/2003 Animal a Depth Profile 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Aguilar De Soto, Natacha (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of La Laguna. Contact: dtag@whoi.edu, cetaceos@ull.es, 2008-08-28)
    DTAG data from a tagged Blainville's beaked whale; depth (m) over time (s). Location: El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, Species: Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville's Beaked Whale), Permit: Granted to ULL from the Canary ...

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