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Depth Profiles

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Depth Profiles

 

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

  • Parks, Susan E. (The EAARL, Pennsylvania State University, contacts: Susan Parks, sep20@psu.edu; and The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, contacts: dtag@whoi.edu, 2010-12-14)
    Location: Bay of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Species: Eubalaena glacialis (Northern Atlantic Right Whale), Permit: NOAA Fisheries Permit# 775-1875, Water Depth: 29m
  • Parks, Susan E. (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, contact: dtag@whoi.edu; and The EAARL, Pennsylvania State University, contacts: Susan Parks, sep20@psu.edu, 2010-12-14)
    Location: Bay of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Species: Eubalaena glacialis (Northern Atlantic Right Whale), Permit: Scott Kraus NMFS permit #655-1652-01, Water Depth: 30m
  • Parks, Susan E. (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, contacts: dtag@whoi.edu; and The EAARL, Pennsylvania State University, contacts: Susan Parks, sep20@psu.edu, 2010-12-14)
    Location: Bay of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Species: Eubalaena glacialis (Northern Atlantic Right Whale), Permit: NOAA Fisheries Permit# 775-1875, Water Depth: 20m
  • Nowacek, Douglas P. (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, contacts: dtag@whoi.edu; and Florida State University, contacts: Doug Nowacek, doug.nowacek@duke.edu, 2010-12-14)
    Location: Bay of Fundy, Canada, Species: Eubalaena glacialis (Northern Atlantic Right Whale), Permit: , Water Depth: 186m
  • Nowacek, Douglas P. (The DTAG Project, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, contacts: dtag@whoi.edu; and Florida State University, contacts: Doug Nowacek, doug.nowacek@duke.edu, 2010-12-14)
    Location: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Species: Eubalaena glacialis (Northern Atlantic Right Whale), Permit: , Water Depth: 17m