Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Shark(s) That Came Back

A recently published study by HIMB's Carl Meyer, Kim Holland and Yannis Papastamatiou adds additional information about our wandering tiger sharks. Some of the sharks they tagged spent all their time around French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Others came back year after year to feed on young albatross chicks that land on the water. The cool thing is that they seem to develop individual patterns of movement, and remember where they found food before!

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If you would like the journal article, let me know - I have a copy



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