Scientists are strapping cameras onto Tiger Sharks to discover new seagrass

Tiger shark swims over a shallow reef in the Bahamas.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Good news for the climate, as a hefty meadow of Seagrass has been discovered by a team of marine scientists and researchers. Located in The Bahamas, this newly found blue carbon ecosystem of aquatic flowering plants is now the largest known in the world, and was discovered thanks to the help of Apex predator Tiger Sharks. 

This new study published by marine scientists details how the team found a safe way to equip the help of tiger sharks by fitting cameras and trackers to their dorsal fins, providing invaluable footage, mapping, and movement data to aid in determining the whereabouts of seagrass, its extent, and distribution. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.