A project of Fur seal, pelagic shark and seabird tracking in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
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We are investigating the migration pathways and residence times of shortfin makos in Southern Australia.
Currently this research is supported by the Victorian DPI Recreational Fishing Licence Trust Account Large Grants Program, and Marine Innovation South Australia. We are investigating the site fidelity (how long the sharks remain in key areas), and migration dynamics of juvenile and adult makos that support the Victorian recreational fishery.
We are also deploying other satellite tags on shortfin makos in the Bonney Upwelling Region in the Great Australian Bight. These tags will provide detailed information on the seasonal and seasonal patterns in water temperatures at depth that define the pelagic habitats of this species. This information will eventually be used to describe the potential impacts of climatic and oceanographic variation on the migration patterns of this important pelagic predator.
We deployed four satellite tags on makos in Victorian waters in December 2012, so please enjoy and share the travels of our latest sharks. We will keep you updated as we tag four more in the Victorian recreational fishery during the autumn and winter of 2013.
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We thank you for your ongoing support of our research.
This project is currently supported by SARDI Aquatic Sciences, Victorian DPI Recreational Fishing Licence Trust Account Large Grants Program, and Marine Innovations South Australia.