Monthly Archives: April 2008

POP POP!!

Greetings! News from our scientist Brent in San Diego – another of this year’s tags has popped up. Tag 80172 appeared a few days ago just south of the Kenya-Somalia border and has drifted steadily NE along the coastline. It is now near Ras Komboni, Somalia (a reported Al Quaida training area so Brent advises […]

SAD NEWS

Sad news re the acoustic tagging expedition – we went out yesterday from 10am to just before 3pm and did not see a single shark! We had 6 hardy expedition members with us including staunch supporters from Nairobi and a journalist all the way from Kigali in Rwanda. Peter Zanetti was our pilot teamed up […]

DEATH OF A SUNI

I was on my morning run this morning and as I ran past Baobab Hotel going south I looked up at their colobridge (bridge for colobus monkeys suspended above the road) and thought of the mass destruction the hotel has recently wreaked on our ecosystem. Once upon a time they cared enough about the environment to sponsor a […]

AGNES’ PHOTOS

Check out these pictures of the last tagging expedition taken by Agnes on a disposable (!!) camera – I think they are great!! Look at the beautiful patterns on this shark. What a marvellous creation! That is a remora (sucker fish) next to the shark below. A big thank you to Agnes for sending me […]

WHALE SHARK PUPS MYSTERY

Quezon task force seizes cargo of alleged young whale sharks in Phillipines By Delfin Mallari Jr. Southern Luzon Bureau First Posted 16:57:00 04/07/2008 LUCENA CITY — A cargo of baby sharks, four of them allegedly from the “butanding” (whale sharks) species were intercepted in nearby Pagbilao town early Monday by a task force of provincial […]

TAG NUMBER ONE

Here is a picture of the tag from this year that came off after only a few weeks. This was the 3rd shark we tagged this year. We tagged it on 21 February and it came off on 3 March. As you can see if you look really carefully, you can see that about half […]

SOMALIA CALLING

Sorry for the silence everyone, we have been away! It’s good to be home although we are still en route and will get back to the coast on Friday 🙂 We have been working with SIFO Fish Organisation in Somalia for some time now because one of the 3 tags from last year came off […]