Friday, July 16, 2010

One whale shark down, but more to come!

I got a note from Eric Hoffmayer earlier today - he was looking at the temperature data coming from the whale shark tags, and recognized that one of the tags had evidently floated free of the shark, and was just drifting at the surface. So to prevent confusion we pulled that track off the maps, and are now just tracking one of the whale sharks.

He will be returning to the field, however, with 10 additional tags to put out. So we are hoping that we'll be following some other whale sharks in the Gulf soon!

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