Archival tagging of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) aboard NOAA research vessel Townsend Cromwell in waters adjacent to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

In April of 1998, 25 archival tags were implanted in bigeye tuna. The tags collect data every 128 seconds on date, time, internal temperature, external temperature, and light levels

Scientific Party: Richard Brill, Michael Musyl, Thomas Kazama, Nancy Ash, and Daniel Curran

Thanks go to the crew of the Townsend Cromwell

Archival tag recovered (July 2, 1998)... almost 3 months of behavior and environmental information retrieved

Sea Surface temperature and bigeye tuna track (surface temperature provided by R. M. Laurs and Honolulu Laboratory's Coast Watch staff)


Archival tag process:


$$BIG REWARD$$ for returning this tag to National Marine Fisheries Service Honolulu Laboratory, 2570 Dole St. Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822-2396 U.S.A.

In the U.S. call 1-800-588-8066 toll free. Foreign finders call collect (808) 983-5300. Please note date and place of capture, fish weight or length, and archival tag #

Web page by Dan Curran, NMFS, Honolulu Lab
November 1998

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