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Research Article

Accuracy of ARGOS Locations of Pinnipeds at-Sea Estimated Using Fastloc GPS

  • Daniel P. Costa mail,

    costa@biology.ucsc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Patrick W. Robinson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • John P. Y. Arnould,

    Affiliation: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

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  • Autumn-Lynn Harrison,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Samantha E. Simmons,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Jason L. Hassrick,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew J. Hoskins,

    Affiliation: School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

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  • Stephen P. Kirkman,

    Affiliation: Animals Demography Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

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  • Herman Oosthuizen,

    Affiliation: Marine and Coastal Management, Department of Environmental Affairs, Rogge Bay, South Africa

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  • Stella Villegas-Amtmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel E. Crocker

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008677
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Daniel P. Costa, Patrick W. Robinson, Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Samantha E. Simmons, Jason L. Hassrick, Stella Villegas-Amtmann
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
John P. Y. Arnould, Andrew J. Hoskins
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Herman Oosthuizen
Marine and Coastal Management, Department of Environmental Affairs, Rogge Bay, South Africa
Stephen P. Kirkman
Animals Demography Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Daniel E. Crocker
Department of Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: costa@biology.ucsc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DPC PWR JPYA. Performed the experiments: DPC PWR JPYA SS JLH AH SK HO SVA. Analyzed the data: PWR ALH DEC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DPC JPYA HO. Wrote the paper: DPC PWR.