First diver to tag a torpedo ray underwater
Last updated: December 7, 2017 at 3:14 am
On October 11, 2015, Dr. Fred Whoriskey (Ocean Tracking Network) and Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark (Dalhousie University) implanted the first satellite tag into an electric Atlantic torpedo ray (Torpedo nobiliana) at a depth of 20 m (66 ft) near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In order to protect the researchers’ study site as well as the torpedo rays, the location on the map is approximate.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.