Video: Riding High, The Science of Tarpon

Riding High: The Science of Tarpon from Waterline Media on Vimeo.

Today, Waterline Media released a video called “Riding High: The Science of Tarpon,” which features footage that will be included in the science section of the group’s upcoming full-length feature on tarpon. This segment deals with the ongoing tarpon satellite-tagging programs, which are a very important conservation tool that is just beginning to show it’s true potential for the preservation of migration and spawning habitats for tarpon—not only in our local waters but worldwide.

You’ll see a few faces familiar to regulars—such as Florida guide David Mangum and Orvis’s Steve Hemkens—but the real star is Dr, Jerry Ault of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, who explains how a ground-breaking collaboration between sportfishermen and scientists will yield a wealth of data that will help us ensure the future of our tarpon stocks.

Click here to learn more about BTT’s Tarpon Satellite Tagging Program.

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Inserting a satellite tag in a tarpon is a team effort.

photo courtesy Waterline Media

Waterline Media is best known for “Riding High: A Season on the Fly” (see below) which they entered in the 2011 Drake 5 Minutes of Fly Fishing film festival. So far, the film has racked up more than 160,000 views on vimeo and Youtube. Check it out.

Riding High: A Season on the Fly from Waterline Media on Vimeo.

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