Hammerhead sharks are apex predators considered at risk, defined with an International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red listing of Near Threatened. There is a critical need to increase our understanding of shark distributions for population sustainability and ecosystem health. This amazing shark species travels through the Mississippi Sound and Northern Gulf of Mexico, but how they utilize this environment is poorly understood. In collaboration with Mississippi State Coastal Extension, Mississippi Aquarium is working to place satellite tags on hammerhead sharks to collect health and natural history data sampling. The satellite tag data will be uploaded to Ocearch so that scientists and the public can monitor the shark movements.
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