Scientists tag sharks in Galapagos Islands to monitor their migration

phys.org | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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Scientists in the Galapagos Islands have attached tracers to five blue sharks for the first time as part of a project to study their migratory patterns, Ecuador's government said.

One female and four males were tagged in a marine reserve during a six-day expedition to the islands of Isabela and Floreana, the environment ministry said.

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Conservationists do not fully understand if blue shark migration is a seasonal phenomenon, said Alex Hearn, a marine biologist with the Galapagos Science Center who was part of the team that tagged the sharks.

Blue sharks, which are not a threatened species, can have as many as 100 babies a year. They move in the open sea and...
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