One of the things that TOPP does is develop biologging techniques and technology -- putting satellite tags on animals who roam the ocean and send back data.
In February, we put a satellite tag on a striped marlin, a beautiful open-ocean predator that wanders through the tropical and temperate waters from the Indian to the Pacific oceans.
Freedom Turtle here. Just wanted to announce that WE’RE OFF!!!!
Greetings from South Africa!!
We're on the northwest coast of South Africa in the middle of a diamond mine.
Before our big race, TOPP researchers put satellite tags on 35 of us Costa Rican leatherbacks in 2004 and 2005. That proved that we could do our Great Race in April.
Who'da thunk that a shark could be warm-bodied, but salmon sharks are.
Most salmon sharks head south and roam the warm waters offshore of Hawaii, California and Mexico until the spring, when they begin their journeys back to Prince William Sound.
Twenty northern elephant seals wearing brand-new GPS satellite tags are swimming toward Alaska.
Scott Shaffer, from Palmyra Atoll, Pacific Ocean. [Scott Schaffer,
We managed to squeak out one last deployment on a crabeater seal on the way back to Palmer Station. That means all of our CTD tags are deployed! In other words, we're all tagged out!