Kevin Weng

Kevin Weng

White sharks spending more time in Hawaii than previously thought

“We learned that white sharks occur in Hawaii across a broader part of the annual cycle than previously thought–we recorded observations from every month except November,” said Kevin Weng, of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. “This is ...

Fish Movement Gets A State-Space Model

Tracking a fish is not as easy as you might think. The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater. But sound travels remarkably well and scientists often use acoustic telemetry to estimate an individual fish’s location. That means attaching an acoustic ...

University of Florida News – New UF study shows some sharks ...

“This study is important because it uses quantitative methods to try to understand the underlying ecological reasons for animal movement,” said Kevin Weng, a marine biologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Scientists Struggle to Provide Better Data on Fish Populations

So marine scientists use sound, which results in much lower accuracy,” said Kevin Weng, who manages the Pelagic Fisheries Research Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. If a fish doesn’t pass within listening distance of a listening station, generally no data is recorded on its ...

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