Nursehound Tagging Program

The Nursehound Tagging Program is Sharklab’s first tagging study and is looking into the post-release survivability and productivity of our sharks. The project will try to find out how far and deep our pups go and how long they can survive before being caught.

The first release was a major milestone and happened on Sunday, 12th of November, 2017 in

Project coordinator Lydia releasing 3 tagged Nursehounds.

Cirkewwa (see pictures below), celebrating the official start of the program.

The program will continue for several years and depend on the availability of recovered eggcases.

For details, please contact Project Coordinator Lydia Koehler at: scientificofficer(at)

More information on the species and the program can be found on the poster below.

The entire program would not be possible without the continuous support of the Malta National Aquarium for which we are endlessly grateful. 

Nursehound_Tagging Program Poster


In case that you encounter one of our tagged sharks, please  Report a tag!!   

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