First satellite tags on sharks


First satellite tags on sharks at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

July 17th 2005

On July 17th, shark researchers travelled to Cocos Island, 532 km southwest from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, to place satellite tags on whale sharks and radio transmitter tags on hammerhead sharks. Data transmitted from the tags will help biologists determine migratory routes of whale sharks and determine if hammerhead sharks are residential at the Island, thus helping in the development of effective management plans for both species.