Gallery: Scientists Develop 3D-Printed Titanium Tags to Track Big Fish


Ocean scientists are making good use of the latest in 3D printing technology, as researchers in Australia are using 3D printers to produce more effective tags that can be used to track large fish. Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, are printing the new titanium tags in Melbourne and shipping them to Tasmania, where they’re being used to track swordfish, marlin and tuna. The new tags are durable, non-corrosive, and most importantly, they’re non-toxic to the fish.

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