In order to know the spatial and temporal movements of bull sharks that visit us every year in Playa del Carmen, an acoustic telemetry system has been implemented with which they can be tracked along the entire coast of the state.
The telemetry system is composed of two parts: taggs and receivers. The transmitter (taggl is placed on the sharks and emits an ultrasonic code that is detected by receivers (up to 1 km away) located along the entire coast of the state. To retrieve the information, each receiver must be retrieved for interrogation.
The technology we use is universal, which means that the detection system can be used to monitor any type of tagged organism anywhere in the world, including other fish, turtles, snails, etc. Generating monitoring networks.
This type of tags are carried out with conventional taggs that have organization data, allowing the identification of specimens that, when captured alive, can be released or, when captured dead, can provide information about their movement patterns, these data is report from the fisheries via telephone or email.
This type of tagging makes it possible to temporarily track sharks in real time, Saving Our Sharks, in conjunction with MOTE Marine Laboratory and the Texas State Aquarium, made possible the tagging of 6 sharks, who have thrown unprecedented trajectories! Learn more at:
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