Shark Tagging aboard D/Y Shredder
The International SeaKeepers Society teamed up with Beneath the Waves, Global Marine Travel, and Grand Isle Resort to conduct shark tagging aboard D/Y Shredder, as well as deploying new acoustic receiver technology. This was a part of the ongoing Beneath The Waves shark sanctuary study which consists of tagging sharks and collecting as much data as possible to assess how shark populations are thriving in the protected Bahamian waters. Guests staying at Grand Isle Resort, as well as local youth from the Exuma Foundation were able to join our daily outings to get a hands-on experience which proved to be both educational and exciting for all who took part.
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