We put cameras on white sharks
And it's not just cameras. Biologging is an emerging field in research science and our research group have been working at the forefront of it for many years now. On this page you'l find out about a couple of the different types we use and some videos of our deployments.
But these aren’t the only form of biologger we use. We also have a version that lacks a camera and sits in the stomach of the shark .
In this video, Sal explains how and why we use the custom biologger we call the ‘Blubber Burrito’.
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- Chapple et al. (2015) Tracking sharks without teeth: a non-invasive rigid tag attachment for large predatory sharks. Animal Biotelemetry 3, 14
- Jewell et al. (2019) Cryptic habitat use of white sharks in kelp forest revealed by animal-borne video. Biology Letters 15, 4
- Jorgensen et al. (2015) In the belly of the beast: resolving stomach tag data to link temperature, acceleration and feeding in white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Animal Biotelemetry 3, 52