A small Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) with a dorsal tag

Shark Tagging

Sharks are cartilaginous fish and related to stingrays and skates. We are interested in tagging any sharks that we can, in an effort to further science. Tagging and re-identification will help us understand more about the migratory nature of sharks and their ability to tolerate different salinities.


We are cleared to tag sharks in Alabama, Florida and Texas.


We have already tagged Spinners and Bonnetheads off the Galveston coast and look forward to getting tags in Bulls off of Alabama and Florida.

A Spinner ( Carcharias brevipinna) getting a dorsal tag.

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