Home Supporters Conservation The Bull Shark Tagging Programme

The Bull Shark Tagging Programme

E-mail Print PDF

The Bull Shark Tagging Programme aims to better understand the behaviour and ecology of free-ranging bull sharks. What started with a pilot study in the Bahamas to test the feasibility of studying movement patterns and habitat use of bull sharks with state-of-the-art pop-up satellite archival tags is now a much broader project that has its main field site in Fiji.

Methods used to study presence and absence as well as movements in and around Shark Reef Marine Reserve include satellite tracking and acoustic monitoring. In addition to these indirect observation techniques, direct observations of bull sharks in their natural habitat give insight into the secret life of these fascinating top predators.

 
The Best Shark Dive in the World!
  • Wild Tiger Shark in Micronesia!
    Source. Just got this from Timbo. I had an interesting trip that went from Cenderawasih, West Papua, to Ulithi. We had an "interesting" tropical storm in Ulithi.  My biologist friends from Guam were there, mostly snorkeling, looking for manta sites. Look what happened when they were snorkeling. The guy who shot this was the only guy with a big camera. So much for Tigers being nothing
  • Sustainable Shark Fins - encore!
    Indeed! Hah! I totally missed this when it came out. Please do take the time to watch it. And now, read this op-ed by KT Tan. Same old same old - remember this post?  There you will also find links to excellent answers by Shark Savers to those allegations. In essence, KT's arguments once again detract from the fact that the majority of the fins originate from completely unregulated,
  • Shark Porn in New Zealand!
    Watch the video - nothing has changed! Source. And I cite. Discovery's angle seems to hinge on the fear people have of the unknown, and especially the unknown in the water where they swim. Shark Week has been so good at tweaking and magnifying this fear, that generations of viewers who grew up watching the show are afraid to go in the water... The problem is not only that there is a

We Recommend GoPro Cameras!

GoPro HD HERO Camera @ GoPro.com