Bluefin tuna

Video (TED): Barbara Block on tagging tuna

Barbara Block is a member of the Tagging of Pacific Predators (ToPP) project, with a focus on tuna. She is based at Stanford University, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. ToPP is the project behind the Shark Net smartphone app.

Here Block eloquently explains why bluefin tuna are so wonderful, and how tagging studies can help to identify the seasonal “hope spots” that are critical to tuna, sharks, turtles, seabirds, and other wide-ranging pelagic species.

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