Swordfish as oceanographers?


Researchers from the University of Washington are using high-tech tags to record the movements of swordfish — big, deep-water, migratory, open-ocean fish that are poorly studied — and get a window into the ocean depths they inhabit.

The researchers tagged five swordfish in late August off the coast of Miami: Max, Simone, Anthony, Rex, and Oliver. Their movements can now be viewed in near-real-time. And although swordfish are a prized catch, these ones aren’t at higher risk, researchers say, since the website only updates every few hours and these fast-swimming fish spend most of their time far from shore.

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