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Low resolution accelerometers can be used to develop time-energy budgets of wild fur seals from captive surrogates

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@jacktatler @howlingdingo @J_Exp_Biol @taaprowse @InvasionEcology Awesome! In case you’re interested, we’ve recently had a paper accepted doing a similar thing using low Hz accelerometry on wild Aussie fur seals: https://t.co/ZBbU8SqpVO @ladds_m
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Low resolution accelerometers can be used to develop time-energy budgets of wild fur seals from captive surrogates https://t.co/AmRo6H39YY
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Supplemental Information

Summary statistics of daily energy expenditure (DEE MJ d-1) and dive trip details for nine juvenile Australian fur seals

Fur seal details and average, standard deviation, minimum and maximum DEE for the length of deployment.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26570v1/supp-1

Details of the calculations and assumptions for the energetic models

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26570v1/supp-2

An example of 12 hours of diving from a 40kg juvenile Australian fur seal

Panels show VeDBA, raw acceleration, location (underwater or surface), behaviour category (travelling, resting, foraging, grooming) and depth.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26570v1/supp-3

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Monique A Ladds conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Marcus Salton conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

David P Hocking conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Rebecca R McIntosh conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Adam P Thompson analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, code and version control.

David J Slip conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Robert G Harcourt conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Macquarie University ethics committee (ARA-2012_064) and Taronga ethics committee (4c/10/13).

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Macquarie University ethics committee (ARA-2012_064) and Taronga ethics committee (4c/10/13).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

1) Time-energy_budgets_from_accelerometers

2) 907fc18

3) https://github.com/MoniqueLadds/Time-energy_budgets_from_accelerometers.git

Funding

This project was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [Grant number LP110200603] to RH and DS, with support from Taronga Conservation Society Australia. ML and MS were recipients of Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships. Devices and fieldwork costs were supplemented by a Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment award to DH. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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