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

  • Ziphius cavirostris Liguria, Italy 9/17/2003 Animal a Depth Profile 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Sturlese, Albert (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and BluWest. Contact: dtag@whoi.edu, 2008-08-28)
    DTAG data from a tagged Cuvier's beaked whale; depth (m) over time (s). Location: Liguria, Italy, Species: Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale), Permit: US NMFS permit 981-1578-02 issued to Peter Tyack, Water Depth: 1563m
  • Ziphius cavirostris Liguria, Italy 9/20/2003 Animal a Depth Profile 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Sturlese, Albert (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and BluWest. Contact: dtag@whoi.edu, 2008-08-28)
    DTAG data from a tagged Cuvier's beaked whale; depth (m) over time (s). Location: Liguria, Italy, Species: Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale), Permit: US NMFS permit 981-1578-02 issued to Peter Tyack, Water Depth: 1409m

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