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THOMAS TINHAN, Photo Identification Liaison Intern
Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
My research interests are focused on the complementary use of natural tracers and electronic tagging techniques to answer questions about the migration of marine fishes, their ecological roles, and how these might shift as a consequence of environmental variability. However, these processes are notoriously challenging to study in long-lived, highly migratory taxa such as sharks. As a part of the SharkTagger team, I am involved in the analysis of tagging datasets to better understand how sharks interact with fisheries activities and resources in the central Pacific.