Sea Creatures to Be Tagged and Tracked
"(The Ocean Tracking Network) will foster the development of new Canadian technology, a deeper understanding of the effects of climate change and help shape fisheries and endangered species management worldwide."
- Peter MacKay, Canada's minister of foreign affairs
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 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.
Sea life ranging from salmon to whales, turtles to sharks, will be tagged so they can then be tracked as they swim past arrays of sensors placed at critical locations in the oceans.