There is some more good porbeagle news this week as we managed to get our third shark of the year tagged. She was only 1.4m and 83lbs, so not quite the giant specimen we were hoping for and definitely not big enough for a SPOT tag. She’ll be the envy of all the other sharks though with her shiny new PAT tag, which is set to detach in 9 months time.
As always Peter, our angler, did a great job of getting the shark onboard and back into the water as quickly and as stress free as possible. There have been no early reports from the tags so all seem to be working fine. Fingers crossed they record some nice data now which can help us understand the life of these amazing animals.
We’re still trying to get the first ever SPOT tags deployed on porbeagles in the Northeast Atlantic so watch this space.