Majestic - Blue Sharks of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean
A project of DINARA and CICMAR.
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Majestic has been swimming towards the East during the last 10 days, and she has traveled more than 6 thousand km in 98 days!
Majestic is an adult female blue shark, measuring 2,19 metres. With the aim of generating knowledge about her movements and habitat use, she was equipped with a satellite transmitter (Wildlife Computers SPLASH) by a scientific observer onboard a Uruguayan fishing boat. Majestic was captured in international waters of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean on January 31st, at 03:43hs local time, and a few minutes later she was released back to the ocean!
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- This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
- This maps also shows locations of class '0', 'Z' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
- Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
- Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
- Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.