Past Newsletters

Preventing Whale Entanglements; Pilots in Progress - April Issue 2018

In this edition you'll learn about Ropeless Fishing pilot projects in the works; spanning from North East Canada to Massachusetts and the Pacific North West coast. Valuable experience and tips from the first Ropeless Fishery (New South Wales, Australia) also offer insight into "the bag that saves lives". As well as new gear marking and de-conflicting through the Ropeless Fisher App, which offer fishers and regulators more efficient means of gear marking and visibility. 

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Expanding The Freshwater Researchers Toolkit - March Issue 2018

In this issue you'll learn about research currently being done with Desert Star's SeaTag line and what technological insights and innovations have now enabled the use PSATs in freshwater applications. 

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It's Time to get serious about preventing whale entanglements - January Issue 2018

It's time to get serious about preventing whale entanglements. In conjunction with continuing support and new innovations in our SeaTag line, Desert Star is also emphasizing the importance of preventing marine mammal entanglements with our ARC-1XD and future ARC-2. Record numbers of cetacean species were entangled last year off the costs of America and Canada's shores.

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Charting New Waters in Ocean Technology - December Newsletter 2017

Among PSAT, SeaTag devices are of course the relative newcomer with first shipments occurring in late 2011. Other PSAT tags such as from Wildlife Computers or Microwave Telemetry have been around since the 1990's.  While SeaTag devices harbor important innovations such as use of a magnetometer to obtain more accurate
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SeaTags - September Newsletter 2017

We are pleased to share a new collaborative research paper, with Pete Klimley, Marco Flagg, and Alex Hearn. For those scientists who practice satellite tracking of aquatic animals with archival tags, the positions of the animals when underwater are estimated from irradiance and sea surface temperature.
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A letter from our CEO - August Newsletter 2017

Welcome to the Desert Star Log!

Ocean technology and exploration is an enduring passion of both the Desert Star team and myself.  This passion has led me through many an adventure (and misadventure!) from the moment when I encountered the ice wall of giant Mt. Erebus while diving under the ice in Antarctica

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The White Shark Cafe Camera - August Newsletter 2016

We at Desert Star hope you are having a fantastic summer! It has been a while, but we are bringing back our newsletter! This month will be featuring some current research utilizing our SeaTag-MOD technology, followed by some upcoming conferences that DSS representatives will be attending!

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Dive with Desert Star - July Newsletter 2016

This is Mike Smith II of Desert Star Systems, a change-up in Newsletter authors this month. We are inviting 3 more people to join our "Dive with Desert Star" event:
  • User experience BETA testing
  • Catered BBQ (provided)
  • Product focus group
  • Story-telling about a great white shark attack (by Desert Star's CEO)

If you'd like to see how we have improved the SeaTag user experience (automated data processing, for example) be sure to check out Part 2 of the July Newsletter which we are releasing in August! Or come diving with us, enjoy some BBQ and meet the team.

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Tracking Halibut & Monkfish w/ Pop-Up Satellite Tags  - March Newsletter 2015

This month's Newsletter highlights one of SeaTag's unique capabilities, tracking demersal commercial species. Tracking fish in the absence of light is considerably more difficult, requires a significant amount of time to develop the appropriate methods, and quite novel

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