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Table 1 List and characteristics of the PTTs included in the dataset

From: Improving Argos Doppler location using multiple-model smoothing

Type of mobile Number of platforms Number of locations Data owner and references
Argos GPS
Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) 5 3759 8250 Neil and Liz Baker (Tanzania Bird Atlas, P.O. Box 1605, Iringa, Tanzania)
Goose (Anser indicus) 55 21,220 80,980 Lucy Hawkes (University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ, UK), Charles Bishop (Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK) and Pat Butler (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK) [18]
Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) 10 2180 4144 Moses Selebatso (Western Kgalagadi Conservation Corridor Project)
Bighorn (Ovis canadensis) 13 2159 1704 Norv Dallin (Nevada Department of Wildlife, Eastern Region, 60 Youth Center Drive, 89801 Elko, NV, USA)
Flatback turtle (Natator depressus) 19 24,205 21,809 Kellie Pendoley (Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd, 2/1 Aldous Place, Booragoon, WA 6154)
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) 24 15,959 13,340 Simon Benhamou (Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, U.M.R. 5175 Montpellier, France) [19]
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) 9 1680 3027 Daniel Costa (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Institute of Marine Sciences, Long Marine Lab University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California, USA) [20]
Elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris, Mirounga leonina) 26 13,120 62,664 Daniel Costa [21]
Christophe Guinet (Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, 79360 Villiers-en-Bois, France) [22, 23]
Ship 23 23,404 36,425 Various
Drifter 44 54,817 175,633 Luca Centurioni (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography Research Division, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0213, La Jolla, CA, 92093 USA)
Total 228 162,503 430,370