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Old Wednesday 1st March 2017, 12:05   #1
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Radiotagged animals tracked for profit or to sidestep the law

Radiotagged mammals and fish are subject to being killed or commercially exploited by unethical signal interception data. Cooke et al 2017 (, as publicised on BBC Science (
The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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Same issue as with mist nets. In the end, we'll have to accept that the use of these tools has to be heavily regulated and policed, just as it is now with weapons.
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In the cases of GPS data being accessed by third parties, I guess that could deplete the batteries in the tags, stopping them from recording more locations, and perhaps preventing researchers from ever downloading the data.
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