Satellite tagging

Emma Carmien

Where did it come from?

In the fall of 1803 (212 years ago) a man named John James Audubon, wondered if birds came back after their migration period. So, he tied a string to a birds foot. He found out that indeed birds do come back. This is how research and technology became about in the way of migration patterns.

How does it affects society?

Satellite tagging affects society in the was if protecting species and people, it shows migration and reproduction habits. The also she the best way to help protect endangered species. It also shows how the animal/species could have grown or evolved do to climate, habitat change, or loss of numbers do to hunting.

Some animals they tag in order to gather new information

Ethical concerns with satellite tagging

The ethical concerns with satellite tagging are that animals are getting tortured for such small results. But, the tagging of animals are critical for the research of certain animals. The scientists or researchers try to benefit the animals as much as possible. A healthy animal/species is key to good research.

How does satellite tracking to other areas in science?

Satellite tagging relates to the other areas of zoology and ecology. Satellite is a big part in ecology. It shows the relationship with other animals and the physical surroundings and how physical surroundings be changing do to a species or a type of animal or humans. Zoology is just the overall study of animals and how they live and survive.

The future of satellite tagging

In the future scientist plan to make the tags smaller in weight and size. To benefit the species more, so they don't have such a heavy weight to carry or so there natural curves (sea animals) benefit them again. Instead of haveing something that is heavy and could slow them down.