Movement Patterns and behavioural strategies of Estuarine Crocodiles: A long-term remote monitoring study using an underwater acoustic array (2010–2012)
Over the past 35 years the Estuarine crocodile ( Crocodylus porosus) population has grown across Nth Australia. This project will monitor the movement and habitat selection strategies of C. porosus to understand how behaviourally driven changes in spatial distribution influence population dynamics. Electronic tags which measure biological and environmental variables will be implanted into crocodiles and the data transmitted to underwater receivers deployed in spatial array along the Wenlock River, and adjacent aquatic ecosystems. This type of long-term monitoring, across spatial scales will enable better forecasting of the behavioural, physiological and ecological responses of C. porosus to changes in their population and environment.