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OTN NS Blue Shark Tracking - Tag Release Metadata
Whoriskey, F., Davis, B. 2013. Ocean Tracking Network Nova Scotia Blue Shark Tracking In: O'Dor, R., Whoriskey, F., Branton, R., Gross, T. 2008. Ocean Tracking Network Global Equipment Deployments and Data Collection. Retrieved: January 26, 2015 from Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on -INSERT DATE.
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more

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In the Northwest Atlantic, the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), in collaboration with Dalhousie University, is using an acoustic telemetry infrastructure to monitor the habitat use, movements, and survival of juvenile blue sharks (Prionace glauca). This infrastructure includes state-of-the-art acoustic receivers and oceanographic monitoring equipment, and autonomous marine vehicles carrying oceanographic sensors and mobile acoustic receivers. Long-life acoustic tags (n=40) implanted in the experimental animals will provide long-term spatial resolution of shark movements and distribution, trans-boundary migrations, site fidelity, and the species’ response to a changing ocean. more

This study will facilitate interspecific comparisons, documentation of intra- and interspecific interactions, and permit long-term monitoring of this understudied predator in the Northwest Atlantic. The study will also provide basic and necessary information to better inform fisheries managers and policy makers. This is pertinent given the recent formulation of the Canadian Plan of Action for Shark Conservation.

This is the OBIS extraction of the OTN NS Blue Shark Tracking project, consisting only of the release tagging metadata. i.e. the locations and dates of tagged animal release. If readers are interested in the full source dataset they should refer to the OTN web site (

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Eastern Passage, Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Eastern Passage [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 July 2013 - 28 August 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), moredata creator
Dalhousie University; Department of Biology, moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-27
Information last updated: 2015-04-27
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