|Dr. Taylor Chapple (right) tests a newly-placed buoy|
With back up assistance from Amirix and back and forth with our California team, Dr. Taylor Chapple, Robbie Schallert and the multi-national expedition have succeeded in deploying and testing these biological ocean observation tools. Now as sharks swim by, we will be able to monitor their movements at two points - moving in and out of the largest atoll in the world, Peros Banhos.
At other locations we have placed four underwater VR4 UM monitors that will provide the capacity to monitor and uplink shark movements to a surface modem.
Aaron Carlisle, Dave Tickler, John Dale, and the crew have worked together to place 44 underwater monitors that are “marine animal detectors” at key locations between two atolls (Peros Banhos and Salamon Islands) providing extensive coverage of the region.