Satellite tag

A tag that detaches itself from an animal after a predetermined period of time has elapsed since tagging. After detachment, the tag sends a signal via satellite, providing its position and downloading any other available information (if the pop-up tag is also an archival one). This technology does not rely on the recapturing/reporting of tagged individuals to recover the information.

Synonyms:
Pop-up tag

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