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Researchers use different types of tags to re-sight individual animals. Use this page to find out where the tag you have seen came from. If you would like to learn more about a tag, click on the logo for the affiliation.
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Tag Type Species Photo of tag Tag on animal Affiliation Description
branding branding Gray seal tag image tag image branding on back of body
Large letters and numbers branded on the dorsal side of the animal
branding branding Harbor seal no image no image branding on both shoulders
Freeze branding on both shoulders including letters and numbers for harbor seals.
yellow cattle tag dolphin tag image tag image Yellow cattle tag dorsal fin
Yellow cattle tag on trailing edge of dorsal fin
red cattle tag dolphin tag image tag image red cattle tag
red cattle tag on dorsal fin used to indicate dead animals
yellow hat tag seal tag image tag image yellow hat tag
yellow hat tag on seal head. Each side has a black number.
hat tag seal tag image no image yellow, orange or red hat tag
yellow, orange or red hat tag
yellow hat tag Harbor seal tag image tag image yellow hat tag
yellow hat tag on harbor seal tagged by Dr. Gwénaël Beauplet Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in collaboration with Mike Hammill, DFO. These seals also have plastic roto flipper tags that can be a mix of blue, red, yellow and green. Blue male, red female.
orange head tag seal tag image tag image Orange plastic tag on head
Round, orange plastic tag with number on head
pink hind flipper seal tag image tag image pink plastic tag on hind flipper
pink hind flipper tag (left for males, right for females). In the past, UNE MARC has used purple tags.
orange hind flipper seal tag image no image orange hind flipper tag
orange hind flipper tag (left for males, right for females)
orange hind flipper seal tag image no image
orange plastic tag on left hind flipper (left flipper for male or female)
yellow hind flipper seal no image no image yellow plastic hind flipper tag
yellow plastic hind flipper tag (left for female, right for male)
yellow hind flipper seal tag image tag image yellow plastic hind flipper tag
yellow plastic hind flipper tag (left flipper can be male or female)
green hind flipper seal tag image no image green plastic tag on hind flipper
green plastic Allflex tag on hind flipper (MMSC in the past has also used light blue red/orange)
blue hind flipper seal tag image no image light blue plastic hind flipper tag
light blue and red/orange Allflex plastic hind flipper tags were used in the past.
white hind flipper seal tag image tag image white plastic hind flipper tag
white plastic hind flipper tag (left for male, right for female)
orange hind flipper Harbor seal tag image tag image orange plastic hind flipper tag
orange plastic hind flipper tag
green hind flipper Gray seal tag image tag image green plastic tag hind flipper
green plastic tag on hind flipper on left, right or both hind flippers. Placed on gray seal pups and adults by NMFS/NEFSC Woods Hole (2001-2015)
green hind flipper seal tag image tag image green plastic tag hind flipper tag
green plastic roto tag on hind flipper.
green hind flipper Gray seal no image no image green plastic tag on hind flipper
green plastic tag on hind flipper
hind flipper seal no image no image various colors plastic tag on hind flipper
various colors including green plastic tag on hind flipper can be red, green, blue, black, white, yellow
yellow hind flipper seal no image no image yellow plastic hind flipper tag
yellow plastic hind flipper tag with black writing. Can also be white with black writing for CoA
red hind flipper seal no image no image red plastic tag on hind flipper
red plastic Allflex tag on hind flipper (MMSC in the past has also used light blue/red/orange)
yellow hind flipper seal tag image tag image Yellow Tag with Black Letters beginning with DO
Yellow Tag with Black Letters beginning with DO (2letters followed by numbers). Placed on dead animals by fishery observers.
yellow hind flipper Gray seal tag image no image Yellow Cattle tag
Yellow cattle tag placed on gray seal pups during 2015 gray seal captures on Monomoy, MA.
black/silver radio tag seal tag image tag image radio tag on back or neck of seal
small black/silver cylindrical box on back body or head/neck region of seal with large antennae
black/silver radio tag seal tag image no image radio tag on back of seal
black radio tag with white label with large antennae on back of seal
black/silver satellite tag dolphin no image no image satellite tag on dorsal fin
satellite tag on dorsal fin can be black or other color such as white or silver/black with a small antennae
black/silver satellite tag dolphin tag image tag image satellite tag on dorsal fin
satellite tag mounted on dorsal fin with small antennae- can vary in color: black/silver/white