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Tuna cam

view from back of swimming tuna
May 13 2019

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Working in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Nova Scotia, a team of Stanford University marine scientists deployed miniature video cameras with accelerometers and speedometers on giant Atlantic bluefin tuna. These cameras, coupled with motion and environmental sensors, provide information about how the fish move through their environment.

The research team from the laboratory of Barbara Block, Prothro Professor of Marine Sciences, has tagged more than 1,300 Atlantic bluefin tuna over the past two decades, using electronic tags to follow their migratory movements and behavior. This new work led by former postdoctoral fellow Adrian Gleiss and scientists Robert Schallert and Jon Dale provides the first motion and kinematic data on how the giant bluefin tuna swim, a fish that is remarkably specialized for trans-oceanic migrations, swims.

original paper: Royal Society