A Shark’s Eye View

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHDOAmXRw-0&w=560&h=315]   Ever want to see the underwater world from the eyes of the sea’s greatest predator?  Thanks to new technology, scientists are now able to do just that. The scientists at the University of Hawaii and University of Tokyo have attached cameras to a variety of different species of sharks to see exactly what the sharks see. The cameras are mounted to the shark’s pectoral fins. This is the first time that video footage has been retrieved in this way; previously, sensors were only used to detect the shark’s movement.  The new technology used allows the cameras to be tracked down through a VHF transmitter once the devices detach from the sharks. When they float up the surface, the scientists will be able to locate and retrieve the footage.  MORE Source: LA Times, Amina Khan  

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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