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Sharks and rays are among the most important of marine megafauna as they are ecologically vital predators. However, most species are threatened and over exploited. Identifying core-habitats and movement patterns within aggregation areas is critical for conservation and management efforts. White sharks are threatened globally and considered at risk of extinction. South Africa hosts the largest known concentration of the species with several documented coastal aggregations. This digital object details the various types of biotelemetry used to collect movement data from sharks as well as deployment methods and data analysis, with specific emphasis on active acoustic transmitters and manual tracking of individual sharks in Gansbaai, Western Cape (as in Jewell et al., 2014).
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