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Using satellites, I study the oceans and protect marine life

Jorge Fontes, Marine Biologist, University of Azores , Horta Department Oceanography and fisheries, Portugal

Season 1, episode 56
5 min / Published

Sea animals such as manta rays and sharks can provide us with a better understanding of marine ecosystems because some of these animals are keystone species. The tagging system developed by CEIIA can be deployed in a non-invasive way so there is minimal impact on animals, which can carry multiple sensors on the same tag and communicate with satellite. Space tech is required to determine the position of animals, which allows us to retrieve tags and download all information that was collected during deployment, whether this is video, high frequency behaviour or environmental data. 

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