Tuna being tagged with a pop-up satellite tag off the coast of Mindoro, in the Philippines. © Jose Ingles / WWF
Since 2003, the WWF Polar Bear Tracker has followed polar bears in several regions in the Arctic. Their positions are beamed from collars on the bears’ necks, via satellite to scientists, and then to this tracker.
WWF is working around the Arctic to secure a future for polar bears.
The bowhead whale is one of the longest-lived animals on earth.
This predominantly Arctic species is associated with ice floes. Its movement patterns are therefore influenced by the melting and freezing of the ice.
WWF, in collaboration with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), has embarked on a tuna tagging project in Coral Triangle waters to gather more data on the movements of yellowfin tuna and to identify key spawning, feeding, and nursery grounds of this commercially-valuable species.
The WWF Coral Triangle Global Initiative has set out to tag adult yellowfin tunas in the waters of Mindoro Occidental, in the Philippines. The site is some 100 km off the western seaboard of Mindoro and is a known area with juvenile tunas but has not been previously studied.