Category archives for reptile

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Pelagics

Ever wonder where sea creatures have been or where they’re headed? Thanks to marvelous modern technology and an ambitious team of prestigious scientific organizations, now you can watch in almost real-time! Since 2002, Tagging of Pacific Pelagic (TOPPS) research project has tagged over 2,000 animals with tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems to track…

Robotic Reptile Helps Researchers

Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus A robotic tuatara has been put to work in Stephens Island, New Zealand, helping researchers to better understand the mating habits of its biological brethren. Tuataras are one of the oldest reptile species on Earth, dating back 200 million years. The researchers are hoping that the data obtained by using “Robo-Ollie” will…