Migration Pathways, Behavioural Thermoregulation and Overwintering Grounds of Blue Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

@inproceedings{Campana2011MigrationPB,
  title={Migration Pathways, Behavioural Thermoregulation and Overwintering Grounds of Blue Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic},
  author={Steven E. Campana and Anna Dorey and Mark Fowler and Warren Joyce and Zeliang Wang and Dan Wright and Igor Yashayaev},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
The blue shark Prionace glauca is the most abundant large pelagic shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Although recaptures of tagged sharks have shown that the species is highly migratory, migration pathways towards the overwintering grounds remain poorly understood. We used archival satellite pop-up tags to track 23 blue sharks over a mean period of 88 days as they departed the coastal waters of North America in the autumn. Within 1-2 days of entering the Gulf Stream (median date of 21 Oct), all… CONTINUE READING
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