CSIRO's tagging research
CSIRO has been at the forefront of tagging research for more than 20 years, developing techniques for placing tags and analysing their records. Tagging studies seek to understand where and when animals travel and where they dwell. This information is used to guide marine conservation and fisheries management.
The type of tagging used for each project depends on the nature and mobility of the animal being tagged, and the level of detail being sought about its journey. See the From the Lab section for more information about CSIRO's marine tagging research.
Please note: Many factors affect the accuracy of estimated locations and tracks for tagged animals. Sometimes they seem way off course, and the animals may even appear to swim on land. Find out why >>
Marine animal tagging is carried out in accordance with permits and guidelines administered by animal ethics councils and regulatory agencies in the relevant states and territories.