• Short Summary

    Scientists go to sea off South West England from the Cornish fishing resort of Looe to catch sharks, then they throw them back - each carrying a message on a plastic tag fixed on the fin.

  • Description

    1.
    MV. Personnel board boat
    0.08

    2.
    CU. Crew member
    0.09

    3.
    MV. Scientist boards boat
    0.17

    4.
    LV. Boat away
    0.20

    5.
    CV. Crew member
    0.22

    6.
    CV. PAN from 'FISH' pennant to scientist
    0.26

    7.
    MLV. Boat on way
    0.31

    8.
    MV. Fisher party baits hook
    0.34

    9.
    MV. Bait (pilchard) dropped into sea
    0.38

    10.
    MV. Fisher pulls on rod getting baby shark in
    0.48

    11.
    MV. Over side of boat, shark hooked
    0.53

    12.
    MV. Bulls shark onto deck and holds it
    1.11

    13.
    CV. Baby shark's head
    1.13

    14.
    CV.PANDOWN Scientist manipulates tag and recurs
    1.25

    15.
    CV. Scientist holds shark
    1.26

    16.
    CU. Uses pliers
    1.29

    17.
    CU. Fisher's hands hold wriggling shark
    1.31

    18.
    CU. Final stages of using pliers
    1.34

    19.
    MV. Shark lifted and thrown into sea
    1.39

    20.
    Scientist's face. PAN to his hands making notes
    1.45

    21.
    LV. Boat SAILS
    1.48



    Initials JRG/FJ/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Scientists go to sea off South West England from the Cornish fishing resort of Looe to catch sharks, then they throw them back - each carrying a message on a plastic tag fixed on the fin.

    Like ornithologists, the scientists, from an East Coast fish research centre, want to learn more about breeding and movement habits.

    Their work depends on speed an agility. One on the hook of a rod line, the shark is landed on the rolling deck of the fishing boats the scientists hire and held firmly there by strong hands. A hole is made in one of the fins, a wire inserted and - plasmic label quickly attached with data. The shark struggles but the operation is necessarily a short one and in a few minutes the shark is put back into the sea.

    For bait, the shark catchers use pilchard - a fish abundant in these waters though sharks are eating many of them, local fishermen say.

    This shark - a young one - is one of the first caught to aid scientists in their research. Hundreds of them will be tagged during the summer months in the channel where they proliferate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1I1D4KDPOWKTT22KWRF7HCD2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1I1D4KDPOWKTT22KWRF7HCD2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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