The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supporting the development of the next generation LHX tags (Award 0964253; 2010 - 2013).
The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) is supporting the continued deployment of first-generation LHX tags on juvenile Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska (Award F4011; 2010 - 2013).
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The LHX project has received support in the past from:
The North Pacific Marine Science Foundation (using NOAA funds) supported the development of new analytical methods for processing LHX tag data (2007-2009).
The Alaska Sea Life Center (using NOAA funds) provided direct support and additional amounts in logistic support for juvenile sea lion capture, holding and surgical facility, and for the participation of ASLC personnel in the project (2004-2010).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided support for the large-scale deployment of first generation LHX tags on juvenile Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska in collaboration with the Alaska Sea Life Center (2001-2008).
The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center supported the development of surgical implantation methods and validation of implant techniques on rehabilitated California sea lions at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA (2001 - 2004).
The North Pacific Marine Research Program supported the development and testing of the first generation LHX transmitters in collaboration with Wildlife Computers, Inc. (1999 - 2001).
The Alaska Sea Life Center
The Marine Mammal Center
The University of Alaska Fairbanks
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Oregon State University
The LHX project would have been impossible without the extensive efforts by many team members, participants and collaborators, in particular:
Jo-Ann Mellish, Pamela Tuomi, Carrie Goertz, John Maniscalco (Alaska SeaLife Center).
Roger Hill (Wildlife Computers)
Martin Haulena (The Marine Mammal Center, Vancouver Aquarium)
The Alaska SeaLife Center Capture Team, husbandry & veterinary staff