Monday, September 7, 2015
Rob Harcourt with Adriano Zumbo cakes for Hussey et al. 2015, Aquatic animal telemetry: A panoramic window into the underwater world
Rob Harcourt presenting two fantastic Adriano Zumbo cakes in celebration of Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S.T., Aarestrup, K., Cooke, S.J., Cowley, P.D. Fisk, A.T., Harcourt, R.G., Holland, K.N., Iverson, S.J., Kocik, J.F., Mills Flemming, J.E., Whoriskey, F.G. 2015. Aquatic animal telemetry: A panoramic window into the underwater world. Science 1255642 (2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.1255642
A brave new world with a wider view
Researchers have long attempted to follow animals as they move through their environment. Until relatively recently, however, such efforts were limited to short distances and times in species large enough to carry large batteries and transmitters. New technologies have opened up new frontiers in animal tracking remote data collection. Hussey et al. review the unique directions such efforts have taken for marine systems, while Kays et al. review recent advances for terrestrial species. We have entered a new era of animal ecology, where animals act as both subjects and samplers of their environments.