International movements of Atlantic tarpon, need for protection: Results from 18-year study details long-distance migration, habitat preferences

ScienceDaily | Jan 14, 2020 at 7:27 AM
  • Using electronic satellite tags, the UM research team tracked nearly 300 Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in coastal waters of the western central Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, including as far away as Mexico, Belize and Nicaragua.
  • Atlantic tarpon, known as the Silver King, are considered one of the greatest saltwater sport fish due to their size and spectacular fighting ability.
  • Sport fishing for tarpon is also very popular in other countries.