HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Mechatronics

Underwater Robot Tracks Sand Tiger Sharks

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Ann R. Thryft   11/5/2012 12:29:16 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, that's an interesting question about tagging jellyfish. The jellyfish's flesh would have to be solid enough--and they would have to be capturable without harm to them or us--to be tagged in the first place. The researchers in this project designed a special sling to hold sharks while they were tagging them. I'd bet tagging jellyfish is a lot harder. Does anyone know if there's already a tagging system for these slippery critters?

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Not quite so exotic
mrdon   11/5/2012 1:56:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi Ann, I didn't think about how researchers would tag jellyfish because of their fleshy bodies when discussing the application. Good Question!!! 

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Rob Spiegel   11/5/2012 2:59:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Good question about whether it could be used to track jellyfish, MrDon. My guess is that it would be difficult to tag a jellyfish -- their tissue seem too fragile. But it may depend on the nature of the tag.

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Not quite so exotic
mrdon   11/5/2012 3:10:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi Rob, Thanks for the comment. It may be possible with today's tech but hopefully someone reading this post can shed some light on the answer.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Charles Murray   11/5/2012 7:36:09 PM
NO RATINGS
If the Great Whites need to be tagged, I'm afraid I won't be able to volunteer for the job, Rob. I'm busy that day.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Not quite so exotic
Rob Spiegel   11/6/2012 11:16:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I think you just identified the problem with tracking sharks in order to ensure beach safety. I would guess that even a strong effort to tag sharks would leave countless sharks untagged.

Scott Orlosky
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Social sharks
Scott Orlosky   11/18/2012 6:47:26 PM
NO RATINGS
I like the concept. If enough variety of species could be made "trackable", then interspecies interactions as well as environmental responses might give us a wealth of information.  It seems we know more about the inner workings of atoms than we do about ocean ecosystems.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Social sharks
Ann R. Thryft   12/4/2012 11:49:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Note that the sharks tagged in this article are very small compared to great whites, so tagging them is possible and a lot less dangerous. I think Scott's point is well taken--there's a huge amount that we don't know about the ocean and its ecosystems, and perhaps robotics will help us learn more.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
Imagine if you could train it from San Francisco to New York faster than flying?
In order to keep in line with safety protocols, industrial networks need to be filtered in a semantic way so that only information related to diagnostics is flowing back to the vendor and that any communications that could be used for remote machine operations are suppressed.
Siemens PLM has launched an online store to help customers search for, compare, and purchase partner-developed apps for its Solid Edge software.
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 18 - 22, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Mastering the ARM Cortex-M Processor
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service