Microchips and fish (and whales and turtles)

Closing the gap between science and conservation:

Sea Creatures to Be Tracked Electronically
February 12, 2007 — By Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

OTN.jpgWASHINGTON — In a modern update of “fish and chips,” researchers are planning a worldwide effort to track the movement of sea creatures tagged with tiny electronic devices.

Following pilot testing in the north Pacific, the Ocean Tracking Network will expand to the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and Gulf of Mexico.

Details of the expansion were scheduled to be announced Monday at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Continue reading