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Chelonia C-POD

Manufacturer: Chelonia
Measurement Category: Acoustic Noise, Animal Monitoring
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): DeepC-POD: version for deep water deployment, aluminum housing, negatively buoyant. Depth Rating: 2 km.
Communication Protocol: Internal Logging
Operating Mode: Stand Alone
Power Supply Type: Battery
Power Specification: 10 D-Cell Alkalines.


The C-POD and DeepC-POD use digital waveform characterisation to select cetacean clicks and log the time, centre frequency, sound pressure level, duration and bandwidth of each click.

Instrument Measurements

  • Sound Pressure Level (Sound Pressure)
  • Individual (Animal Detection)
  • Presence (Animal Detection)
  • Vocalization (Animal Detection)
  • Tag Code (Animal Identification)
  • Vocalization (Animal Identification)

Measurement Specifications
Hydrophone: 20 kHz to 160 kHz
Depth Rating (C-POD): 100 m
Maximum range: porpoises - 400 m; dolphins > 1 km

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Guides and Manuals

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Product Software Page:

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

C-PODs log very large numbers of clicks that have some resemblance to cetacean clicks. Cetacean detection is performed in post-processing by the detection and classification of coherent sequences – 'trains' – of clicks found within the raw data.

User Experience

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Chelonia C-POD: User Experience Report