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Shark Chat: How New Tech Helps Us Tag Sharks

July 28, 2019

This Shark Week, ask questions about sharks and learn more about advances in tagging technology during a tweet chat on July 31, 2019.

Bull Shark in the hands of Tobey Curtis.  Tobey is wearing an orange glove on left hand, held under the sharks head.r

NOAA Fisheries Tobey Curtis holds a bull shark pup. Tobey helped tag this shark so he and other scientists can monitor its movements. Research like this helps us learn more about sharks, so we can best monitor and manage shark populations.

Sharks are key to our marine ecosystems worldwide. They are important predators in the marine environment, helping to control fish populations that they feed on and providing balance to the food web. Scientists use electronic tags to gather information about shark movements, behavior, and distribution patterns, which can help NOAA Fisheries better conserve their populations. 

Join Dr. Tobey Curtis, a NOAA Fisheries shark researcher, to learn more about advances in how we tag sharks. He'll be answering your questions about sharks from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST on July 31.

Join us for a Shark Week Tweet Chat!

  • Who: Dr. Tobey Curtis, NOAA Fisheries shark researcher 
  • What: Tweet Chat - tweet your questions @NOAAFisheries and use hashtag #SharkWeekChat
  • When: July 31, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Wherehttps://twitter.com/NOAAFisheries

Last updated by on July 29, 2019