Prototype High-Tech Flipper Tags for Sea Otters

Prototype flipper tags for sea otters

Detailed Description

A series of flipper tags for sea otter ecological studies. On the far left, the yellow flipper tag is currently used by wildlife biologists to identify tagged sea otters that are part of an ongoing study. Zach Randell of Oregon State University built the two prototype tags on the right. Although these are not the final products from USGS' collaboration with NASA, they provide a first look into the future of wildlife tags.


Image Dimensions: 1308 x 806

Location Taken: US