Thursday, September 4, 2008

home range

I had a productive meeting with Susi Edren this morning - she is the NERI resident expert in spatial modelling in ArcGIS. We are going to work together on some GIS coordinates using this software and her expertise in visualising the movements of harbour porpoise in combination with environmental factors including water salinity, depth for example. This map below shows the 'kernal home range' or the areas where porposie hang out the most In the Inner Dansih Waters. We did a lot of scribbling to evolve a language which we could both understand.

below is Susi holding the latest satellite transmitter which emits a signal every 6 hours from an attachment on a porpoise fin to a satellite in its high pass.

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