Marine life monitoring is an integral part of the Great Barra Marine Park’s conservation and management.
However, marine life tracking is often difficult, if not impossible, to perform.
One of the main challenges is the need to determine the exact location and timing of the fish movements.
The main obstacles are a lack of data and the presence of large numbers of animals that could disrupt the monitoring.
To overcome these problems, the team of researchers at the University of Adelaide (UAA) is developing a marine mammal tracker.
The project aims to create a high-quality marine mammal tracking system for monitoring a variety of marine mammals.
The researchers are seeking the participation of individuals from all over the world, and will conduct field surveys of their habitats and track their movements in the field.
They will then use this information to create new, improved marine mammal tracks.
This will then be used in conjunction with other marine mammal monitoring projects to help protect marine biodiversity.
The team aims to develop a high quality marine mammal track, and this will then also be used to help monitor marine biodiversity in the park.
This project is a collaboration between the UAA and the University’s Department of Oceanography.
The work is supported by the National Geographic Society.
The University of Oxford is also funding this research.
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The UAA Marine Mammal Tracker project is led by Dr. Ben Houlihan, and supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This project was partially supported by grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the ARC-funded Centre for Marine and Antarctic Research.
The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.