Following the Elusive Swordfish

Photo by Steve Dougherty

Swordfish may be among the most universally recognized apex predators in the open ocean, but given that they spend half of their lives in deeper waters and aren’t easily observed and knowing where and when they travel has been a long-standing mystery. That is, until recently, when researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington tagged five swordfish off the coast of Miami. READ MORE