Published Works

Here is a list of published research involving or related to SeaTag devices. Please be aware that Desert Star will publish any research related to our devices to give you the most comprehensive picture. Please be also aware that not all use of our devices succeeds in full or is satisfactory, but that we use the lessons learned to improve our products

  • Performance of a low-cost, solar-powered pop-up satellite archival tag for assessing post-release mortality of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) caught in the US east coast light-tackle recreational fishery

  • Forty Years of Conventional Billfish Tagging: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned. Pepperell, 5th International Billfish Symposium, 2013, Taipei

  • Performance of Pop-Up Satellite Tags, Musyl et. al. 2011.

  • Seventeen Years And $3 Million Dollars Later: Performance of PSAT Tags Deployed on Atlantic Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna.

  • Experimental Design of Electronic Tagging Research: Increasing the Data’s Value for Fish Stock Assessment. Tim Sippel, 5th International Billfish Symposium, 2013,

  • The practical use of geomagnetic field strength measurements to produce or enhance geo-position estimates for tagged marine animals in the euphotic zone and beyond the reach of daylight. Marco Flagg et. al., Fish at Night Symposium, Miami, USA, November 2015

  • The developmental biogeography of hawksbill sea turtles in the North Pacific, Van Houtan, Ecology and Evolution, Volume 6, Issue 8, 2016. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2034

  • Distribution, Behavior and Habitat Use of Sailfish in the Tropical Eastern Pacific, Bruce Pohlot et. al., 5th International Billfish Symposium, 2013, Taipei

  • Calculating the ecological impacts of animal-borne instruments on aquatic organisms. T. Todd Jones, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Volume 4, Number 12, December 2013, doi: 10.1111/2041- 210X.12109

  • Methods for Successful Recovery of Pop-up Satellite Tags: Finding a Needle in a Haystack. Michael Seider et. al., AFS 146th Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, August 21-25 2016.

  • Chulliat A, Macmillan S, Alken P, Beggan C, Nair M, Hamilton B, Woods A, Ridley V, Maus S, Thomson A. 2015. Accuracy of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) and International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF): The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2015 2020: Technical Report, Section 3.4 ‘Error Model’. National Geophysical Data Center. NOAA.

  • Using Pop-up Satellite Tags to Uncover Bathymetric and Environmental Habitat Selection in Lake Trout Morphotypes in Lake Superior. Frederick Goetz et al., AFS 146th Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, August 21-25 2016

  • AFS Conference Abstract