Shark Tagging - Satellite Tags

 

Researchers releasing tagged juvenile sandbar shark

Satellite tags have been put on large juvenile and adult sandbar sharks, as well as one very large sixgill shark. This is the first sixgill shark to be tagged with a satellite tag! Data from the tag showed the sixgill spent its days at depths of 300 m (approx. 980 ft) and its nights at depths of 200 m (approx. 650 ft).

 

Satellite tag on free-diving adult sandbar shark