Ocean Surface Currents
South Florida Outreach
Swordfish Pop-Up Tags
The S.A.I.L. fishing club raised money to purchase three Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags (PSATs) to tag swordfish in the Florida Straits. These tags measure light, pressure/depth, and temperature of the water, store, and then transmits a summary of the this information to a NOAA satellite using the ARGOS system. Dr. Eric Prince's research group from NOAA South-East Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), Eric Orbesen, Dave Kersetter, and Derke Snodgrass, teamed with Captain Steve Huddleston and local fisherman, most notably Silvio, to tag fish in the summer of 2006.

This data is for public outreach purposes only and for use by swordfish fisherman.

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Published in the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Proceedings by Dr. Sarah Frias-Torres.
Location of whale shark sightings, spawning areas (larvae) of bluefin tuna, swordfish and blue marlin, marine protected areas (MPAs) and priority areas for marine conservation in the Caribbean designated by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Sources of data are indicated in text.

Florida Current Plots
These plots are useful for interpreting the PSAT data.
Temperatutre & Salinity Profiles Vertical cross-sections