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This Science/Art initiative is wholly not-for-profit with 100% of funds being placed in a University of Tasmania research account for the sole use of purchasing more geolocators for tracking projects within the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

Short-tailed Shearwater

Minimum donation of AUD$100*

*All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

*Each new geolocator purchased for research costs scientists $180.

*For international donors a minimum donation of $120 is requested to cover the costs of shipping.


This brooch has been made from recycled and re-purposed materials and consists of a ‘retired’ geolocator, used to collect important animal movement data, a laser-cut silhouette of the target species made from recycled metal sourced from marine science projects, a stamped plate showing the unique identification number of the tagged animal and an antique brass pin. With each piece comes a history of the individual animal the tag was deployed on and a printed map of the journey it undertook.

  • We use many different models of geolocators in our research, while very similar in appearance, not all look exactly the same.​

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