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Ph.D. student Ryan Knotek is on the water in South Carolina this week placing accelerometer tags on blacknose sharks in a project with Anderson Cabot Center Scientist @DrNickWhitney and Bryan Frazier of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (@SCDNR). The goal of this NOAA-funded study is to determine how well these sharks survive after being caught and released by recreational fishermen. Our tags record fine-scale details about the shark’s body movement, depth, and temperature every second before eventually popping off the fin and being recovered by the scientists. A 2016 study led by Dr. Whitney showed 91% survival of blacktip sharks caught on rod and reel in the Florida recreational shark fishery. Photo by @bsfrazier2001 — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2mKKIVl