You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

During Megavertebrate Week, DSN teamed up with several people and organizations. One of these was Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), the same people who brought the Great Turtle Race, a sort a Big Brother of Marine Verts. TOPP is a 10-year project headquartered at Hopkins Marine Station, Long Marine Lab, and NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Center in Pacific Grove that is putting satellite tags on thousands of the Pacific’ top predators. TOPP has a new website ( featuring animated maps, researcher daily blogs, downloadable widgets (like the ones above and below), videos, updated ocean news, photo-of-the-day, ask-a-researcher, and feature stories about the charismatic megafauna you all love.