The mako shark named Hell's Bay covered a total of 13,000 miles, the longest track ever documented in the Atlantic Ocean. Hell's Bay was tagged in 2015, with funding by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF).
Advanced solar-powered tracking devices allow researchers to follow previously hard-to-study animals as they feed, socialize or migrate. In turn, this data could be used to make better wildlife and habitat management decisions.
Advanced tagging technology has captured never-before-seen data on how deep beluga whales will dive for food. Researchers say their foraging patterns are largely based on the abundance of Arctic cod and sea-floor topography.
The oldest known bird -- an albatross named Wisdom -- is about to lay another egg at 64 years old. Researchers believe she has raised as many as 36 chicks and clocked over six million ocean miles of flight time.
Every year, monarch butterflies migrate south or west to escape cold northern climates. To better understand this annual migration, reseachers from Washington State University have been breeding and releasing butterflies that are labeled with identification stickers.
After tagging over 500 bluefin tuna, researchers have determined that the internal temperature of Bluefin Tuna can be used to indentify where the fish feed and how impact ocean temperatures impact them. This discovery will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
Understanding salmon and other fish migrations has always been very important to conservationists, especially for species whose treks may be made harder by hydroelectric dams. Now a new tiny and injectable device may help experts better understand how these dams stress these fish, providing data that could lead to more fish-friendly systems in the near-future.