A special release system was developed, which was to operate in saltwater, on land and in freschwater. A Diary tag for crocodiles was attached between the upper front dorsal scutes of the reptile.

We were able to deploy short- and medium-term devices on the animals. The tag recorded , among others, animal body temperature, env. temperature, speed, acceleration and heading requirements and compass heading. We were able to retrieve the devices via VHF or sonar receiver.


What: Crocodile

When: August 2006

Where: Cape York, Western Australia

Tech: CATS-Diary

Service: Field support/technology