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, t
he location on the map is approximate.

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