Database built and populated
Photo by Neil Hammerschlag with permission
The Global shark Movement Project database has been built and populated with a huge amount of data over the last three months. So far we have about 1,800 individual shark tracks from over 20 species. The track processing is underway to produce for each track a regular daily time-series of locations. When these are completed, which may take a few months, the global gridded distributions will be developed. We’re looking to have the first maps by the summer with the spatial environmental and overlap analyses happening towards the autumn/winter of 2017. The approaches to the analyses we’ll use were developed in our preliminary GSMP paper published in PNAS 2016 (“Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots”).
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