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Satellite Tagging a Shortfin Mako Shark

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Satellite Tagging a Shortfin Mako Shark

Picture by: Mark Conlin Picture taken on: May 25th, 2011

Tags: mako shortfin southwest shark

This adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004 off of the Channel Islands. A SPOT satellite tag is being attached to the dorsal fin. When released, the satellite tag will transmit data when the dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water.

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