Thursday, March 22, 2007

Carolina on My Mind

Sometimes you cannot break old habits.
Charles Perry and Rom Whittaker called me to tell me how
the Hatteras vessels were releasing tunas off the point- on a break as many as 25 a day. Its March- and the old days thats exactly where we were- when we tagged
204 tunas, in 1997. So having more than a few electronic tags leftover from our
last efforts, and wanting to move forward on our quest for 1000, with less than 10 days
t o go on our 2007 Carolina permit- we've activated the Go Mode. Like flipping a switch
in our Stanford lab- a frenetic pace of sending out pads, getting electronic tags programmed,
moving the team in place- getting the boats all the permits, and finding out
exactly where the fish are and when exactly we can go again- weather permitting.
The team, led by Dr. Andre Boustany from Duke, and Andreas Walli
and Jake Nogueira along with CP Perry are on their way and getting in place
in what are moderate Carolina Seas. I hope that they can
at least move TAG forward in our tagging- Go Hatteras- I hope
we can finish the year on 1000 where we started it all in 1996! Go TAG Team 2007.
And welcome back to Hatteras, NC.

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