A basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) tracked by satellite together with simultaneous remote sensing II: new analysis reveals orientation to a thermal front

Imants G Priede, Peter Miller

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AVHRR remote sensing data for sea surface temperature during the first successful satellite track of a basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus on 6 July 1982 is analysed using the new composite front map technique. The shark is shown to have been swimming, presumed to be filter-feeding zooplankton, in warm coastal water off the west coast of Scotland parallel to the line of a thermal front. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-372
Number of pages3
JournalFisheries Research
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2009


  • basking shark
  • cetorhinus maximus
  • remote sensing
  • satellite tracking
  • thermal fronts
  • sea surface temperature
  • zooplankton
  • behavior

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