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Table 1 Dimensions of tag attachment materials for individual suction cup and dart materials

From: Testing tag attachments to increase the attachment duration of archival tags on baleen whales

Individual tag attachment materials Cup diameter (mm) Dart length (mm) Dart stem width (mm) Max width of dart tip (mm) Weight of tag attachment (g) Material
Suction cup (rigid) 77.8 68.0 Rubber
Suction cup (semirigid) 80.9 56.7 Silicone
Titanium—short 3-petal dart 45.0 3.2 6.4 4.0 Grade 4 titanium
Titanium—long 6-petal dart 68.0 3.2 6.4 6.0 Grade 4 titanium
Stainless steel—short conical dart 17.5 3.2 5.6 17.0 17-4 PH stainless steel
Stainless steel—long conical dart 76.2 5.0 11.1 12.0 17-4 PH stainless steel
Stainless steel—triangular dart 76.2 5.0 9.8 11.3 17-4 PH stainless steel
Stainless steel—long 3-petal dart 80.0 5.0 6.0 10.0 17-4 PH stainless steel
Stainless steel—long 6-petal dart 80.0 5.0 6.0 11.0 17-4 PH stainless steel