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Kimel

Kimel   Kimel is an almost 17 feet long female great white shark. She was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2004 and has been resighted at the island in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011. She was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2008 which tracks her movements in real time. The tracking data shows that she visits Guadalupe Island between October and January, and then makes a two year migration,...

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Expedition White Shark

Expedition White Shark App Welcome to Expedition White Shark, the world’s first app designed to track adult white sharks in real time! To make this possible, scientists at the Marine Conservation Science Institute attached custom satellite tags to the dorsal fin of adult Great White Sharks, allowing us to follow their movements from Satellites orbiting the earth. Expedition White Shark allows...

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Tiger Sharks

MCSI has initiated a tiger shark research project in collaboration with the Guy Harvey Research Institute.  Tiger sharks have become an important tourist draw in the Bahamas, but very little is known about the life history of tiger sharks in the Bahamas.  Furthermore, tiger sharks are not currently protected by law in the Bahamas.  During a recent field trip methods were developed for the...

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Archival Tagging

Archival tags, as their name suggests, archive (or store) data. These small devices are deployed on a fish where they log a variety of information. If the fish is recaptured and the tag recovered, the logged data can be downloaded. Tags may log a variety of variables depending on the system including, temperature (sometimes both body temperature and water temperature), depth, light intensity...

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Pacific bluefin tuna

Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis) (used with permission from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Comission) The current status of bluefin populations may be largely attributed to the high value of the fish in the Japanese sashimi market, where one animal can demand as much as $80,000 dollars. The north Pacific population appears to be the only one of the three that has not been severely...

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Welcome To Marine CSI

Welcome To Marine CSI

The Marine Conservation Science Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MCSI is founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources. We are committed to working towards the goal of sustainable fisheries and a healthy marine environment for future generations to enjoy. WHAT’S NEW At The Marine Conservation Science...

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