LOCATION: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
MISSION: Satellite Tag Blue Sharks
Riley Elliott is doing his PhD on the elusive Blue Shark. He's off to the Bay of Islands to attach the first of his high tech satellite transmitters for the season.
These tags will transmit back the position and depth of the sharks for up to two years. Exactly where these nomadic sharks go as they journey around the South Pacific will finally be revealed. But tagging them is no easy task. The sharks must be caught without injury to either the shark or Riley. That means getting hands on with some very angry sharks.
Riley won't just be on the boat however, he plans to get into the water and hand feed the Blues.