Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Student Tracking Sheet


This activity helps students become familiar with satellite tracking procedures, relevant questions, data sources and organization. Students will use various tracking techniques to find out where they go on a daily basis, what the environmental conditions are where they are traveling and what activities they are participating in during their “migrations.” Scientists who study organisms such as pelagic predators in the wild are unable to talk with their target organisms, and must find alternate means of obtaining information. This activity will help students understand why satellite tracking is useful and how it works.

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2014