In Images: Tracking Tiger Shark Migrations in the Coral Sea

Deep Blue Sea

Tagged Tiger Shark

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A research project led by Jonathan Werry, of Griffith University in Australia, examined the migration patterns of tiger sharks across the Coral Sea, which is located between the east coast of Australia and the Pacific island of New Caledonia.

Here, Werry and a colleague release a tiger shark that has been tagged with satellite and acoustic transmitters.

Say Cheese!

Tiger Shark Restrained Underwater

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Researchers restrain a tiger shark underwater.

Chomping at the Bit

Tiger Shark Released Into Coral Sea

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Researchers prepare to release a 13-foot-long (3.9 meters) tiger shark after it was tagged. The black pipe in the shark's mouth is used to calm the animal.

Swimming with the Sharks

Jonathan Werry swims with tagged tiger shark

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Jonathan Werry, a researcher at Griffiths University in Australia, swims with a tiger shark after it was tagged with acoustic and satellite transmitters.

Into the Wild

10-foot-long Tiger Shark

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A 10-foot-long (3 meters) tiger shark swims in the Coral Sea, off the eastern coast of Australia.

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Denise Chow was the assistant managing editor at Live Science before moving to NBC News as a science reporter, where she focuses on general science and climate change. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for, writing about rocket launches and covering NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.