We dart tagged and took genetic samples from 54 sharks and rays on this trip (17 blacktip sharks, 19 lemon sharks – including 3 recaptures tagged two years ago in the same area, 7 Caribbean sharpnose sharks, 5 bonnethead sharks, 3 nurse sharks, 1 tiger shark, 1 southern stingray, and 1 smalltooth sawfish).
Sawfish movements on Andros
We tagged the sawfish with a towed SPOT satellite tag that will stay on for 6 months. We keep receiving data from her as she moves between Timber Creek, the back-country and and Pumpion Lake (see the second slide above).
We also surgically implanted an acoustic transmitter that will be picked up on receivers for 10 years.
We installed 4 receivers at Andros: 1 where Cutoff Creek meets Wide Opening, 1 where the River Lees meets Turner Sound, 1 where the two creeks meet where we tagged sawfish Nadia, and 1 at the back-country cut where sawfish Blair was tagged.