Begin by selecting an animal track from the sidebar on the left. You can choose one of three example tracks, or click "Full Animal List" to select a specific animal. Data are available for Great White Sharks, White Croaker, California Sheephead, Green Sea Turtles, and California Halibut.
The side bar on the left and the slider below can be dragged around the map. You may also use your mouse to click and drag the map, or to adjust the zoom level.
To view all receivers, select the checkbox in the sidebar. This will show all receiver locations in smaller, hollow circles.
Once a track has been selected, you may alter the playing speed by clicking the various options on the sidebar under "Playback Speed."
The "Calendar View" link in the sidebar will take you to a page with colored in calendar boxes. The colors represent the total number of detections at all receivers in one day. If clicked, the daily report for each receiver and its corresponding hit count will appear.
After choosing an animal, press the play button on in the bottom slider box to begin playing the track.
Please note that some tracks may take a while to load.
Once you have selected a track, the animation will load. Please note that some tracks may take a while to load.
Large, white circles represent all receiver locations at which the animal was detected since it was tagged. Once the animation starts, the circles will change to red as the individual is detected at each respective receiver.
If you have selected the "All Receivers" option, all receiver locations will be shown on the map. Receivers that are visible, but not visited by the animal will show as small, hollow, and white circles.
Sometimes, two or more receivers that are relatively far away will light up at the same day. This does not mean that the animal was detected at both locations simultaneously. Instead, it means that during that one day (24 hours), the animal moved between the two locations. The orange arrows mean an animal is traveling over a period of multiple days; each arrow represents one day of travel.
The SCATTN Animal Tracker was made possible through the programming efforts of Mr. Ian Dunn, Cal Poly.
Data are updated as frequently as possible and additional layers (including Sea Surface Temperature) are in the process of being added to the tracker.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact: Echelle Burns (CSULB Shark Lab).
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