Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Today we're working a block due west of Los Angeles.
Tagging of Pacific Predators began in 2000 as one of 17 projects of the Census of Marine Life, an ambitious 10-year, 80-nation endeavor to assess and explain the diversity and abundance of life in the oceans, and where that life has lived, is living, and will live.
It is now the 4th morning since the tag released from the juvenile white shark. We are getting plenty of satellite hits as the tag continues east.
Recovering a device the size of a hand-held microphone from the open waters of the Pacific is no small feat, nor a routine task for TOPP shark taggers.