My latest news and musings regarding rig sharks, marine life and Porirua Harbour.
Today a story made by Alison Ballance from Radio New Zealand’s – Our Changing World was aired for the first time. You can see photos and an introduction to the story (aired this Thursday 9pm) at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/20169398/tracking-rig-sharks
A paper written by Peter De Joux and myself was published in the Marine Technology Society Journal, the first page can be seen here.
A rig shark I tagged on Monday was caught around 0800 on Wednesday by a guy fishing off the Seaview Peninsula in Pauatahanui inlet.
A news article written by Geoff Mowday published in the Whitby Newsbrief talks about the shark research I’m doing in Porirua Harbour.
It has been windy for 10 days now and I haven’t found the opportunity to put out any shark tracking tags.
What do you do when your tagged rig sharks positional data appears to have been cut in half, and 2 lines of data are received rather than 1 line?
What would try to eat a one metre long (~3 kg) rig shark, in a sheltered estuary?
I’ve been fishing for 3 days now, without catching any rig sharks! What’s happened to them? Have thousands of sharks suddenly been flushed out of the Harbour?
Too windy over this long weekend to track rig, so I’m building tags. Today I finished making the antenna extensions and fitted them to the waterproof housings.
| My shark wasn’t stolen, she was “set-free” by a local water skier who decided that my tracking tag was wrongly caught around a shark. He cut the tag off, took the tag home, then called me today to say he had the tag.