James Thorburn was recently one of the scientific leads on an expedition at the Saba Bank in the Caribbean Sea to deploy a new type of tag on tiger sharks in an effort to gain more data on their movements and behaviour. Via an invitation from the Dutch Elasmobranch Society, who, along with the Saba Conservation Foundation and Nature Foundation Saint Maarten, organised the expedition – Save Our Sharks 2019.

As well as deploying tags, the team took blood samples and fin clips to help understand the health of the animals, how they fit into the systems food web and how the populations are connected to other areas.

Full blog post can be found here