Cover Stories: How many animals do we need to track for a robust distribution analysis?

Post provided by Takahiro Shimada and Mark G. Meekan

Natator depressus leaving a nesting beach, fitted with an accurate Fastloc-GPS tag. Picture credit: C.J.Limpus.

The cover of our February issue shows a flatback sea turtle (Natator depressus) leaving a nesting beach, fitted with an accurate Fastloc‐GPS tag. In this post, Takahiro Shimada and Mark G. Meekan explain how they analysed turtle tracking data to demonstrate their new method for assessing appropriate sample sizes in the articleOptimising sample sizes for animal distribution analysis using tracking data’.

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