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Research Article

Long-Term GPS Tracking of Ocean Sunfish Mola mola Offers a New Direction in Fish Monitoring

  • David W. Sims mail,

    dws@mba.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • Nuno Queiroz,

    Affiliations: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, CIBIO – Universidade de Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal

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  • Nicolas E. Humphries,

    Affiliation: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • Fernando P. Lima,

    Affiliations: CIBIO – Universidade de Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Graeme C. Hays

    Affiliation: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 09, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007351
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

David W. Sims, Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries
Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
David W. Sims
School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Nuno Queiroz, Fernando P. Lima
CIBIO – Universidade de Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal
Fernando P. Lima
Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Graeme C. Hays
Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: dws@mba.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DWS GCH. Performed the experiments: NQ FPL. Analyzed the data: DWS NQ FPL GCH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NEH. Wrote the paper: DWS GCH.