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Glasgow Museum Tagging Project adds great value to the SSTP

The SSTP would like to offer a big thank-you to Richard Sutcliffe from Glasgow Museums who has kindly given us the data on Common Skate, Tope and other elasmobranch species from the Glasgow Museums Tagging Project.

The Glasgow project is one of the longest running elasmobranch tagging studies in the UK, initially aimed at Common Skate; the programme was started in 1974 by Dr Dietrich Burkel. The study on skate mainly focuses on the waters around Argyll but a few records have come from further afield. The project also covered other shark species until the late 1990s when this work was taken over by the UKSTP.

If anyone is still contributing to the Glasgow Museums’ project, please continue to do so. Your data will be forwarded to SSTP. When you run out of tags you can get new SSTP ones by contacting the SSTP through www.tagsharks.com.

Once again, a huge thank-you to Richard for all his help, the data set is an invaluable contribution to our work and will hopefully give us a big insight into Scotland’s Elasmobranchs.

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