Friday, August 6, 2010

Red Sea Taggers Found!

A short while ago we posted two images of a whale shark with a satellite tag in tow from Sharm Al Sheik and wondered if anyone recognised them or their tags…

Well the whale shark community is pretty small and so it wasn’t long before we found out that Gregg Skomal from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution had been tagging whale sharks in the Red Sea in March with both SPOT and PAT tags. This is a project the work in collaboration with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

So Red Sea visitors, please keep your eyes open there are around 10 of these ‘be-jewelled’ sharks somewhere in the area!

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