OCEARCH Shark Tagging
Cat watches have been interested in the work being carried out by OCEARCH for some time now and wanted to show our support by supplying Shockmaster watches to all of the team. The Shockmaster watch seemed like a great fit as the watches are built for extreme conditions such as high sea expeditions.
The watches arrived just in-time for an expedition out to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. During that week, OCEARCH captured and tagged 5 tiger sharks to help the South Atlantic tiger shark study being headed up by Brian Frazier, a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. OCEARCH work in conjunction with several aquariums including Sea World.
The weather was debilitating during that week and only allowed for 2 days of actual work to be done. As with all sharks, multiple studies were done on each animal including blood work, DNA sampling, muscle tissue biopsies, stress physiology, parasitology and the satellite tag which allows everyone to follow the travel patterns of each shark on the OCEARCH Shark Tracker.