RR60017-D. A researcher holds a casey tag, also called the National Marine Fisheries Service 'M tag'. Scientists from the Bimini Biological Field Station (aka the Sharklab) will attach this to a Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran), using a polespear while free-diving to minimize stress to the animal. Inside this tag is an identifying number and instructions requesting any fishermen who catch the shark to report its position and condition to the NMFS. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean.<br />
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casey tag used for sharks
RR60017-D. A researcher holds a casey tag, also called the National Marine Fisheries Service 'M tag'. Scientists from the Bimini Biological Field Station (aka the Sharklab) will attach this to a Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran), using a polespear while free-diving to minimize stress to the animal. Inside this tag is an identifying number and instructions requesting any fishermen who catch the shark to report its position and condition to the NMFS. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean.
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