"Strongly directional swimming" is my new favorite "scientific" term. Apparently sharks are heading in a direction while they swim and that was worth publishing another paper about the White Shark Cafe. Or maybe this is an example of "publish or perish" or an attempt to justify the use of SPOT tags. I know Bonfil has made strong contributions to white shark research over the years, but I'm not too impressed by this paper analyzing someone else's data. The first image is the map provided in Bonfil's paper and a link to the paper. Make your own conclusions of the significance of the new map to the old SAT tag maps. Next do a Google search for any conservation measures that have been put in place thanks to SPOT tags on white sharks. Leave your conclusions in the comments.
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