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After great white shark researchers tag 3 sharks off Massachusetts, they tag 10 off Nova Scotia

Great white shark researchers who have tagged three peak predators off the coast of Massachusetts this summer went on a fruitful expedition in Canadian waters.

OCEARCH scientists were able to sample, tag and release 10 great white sharks into the waters off Nova Scotia during their last three-week expedition to the area.

One of the sharks that was tagged was a gigantic 12-foot, 1,644-pound male they named Scott, and the last was a gigantic 13-foot, 1,308-pound male they named Bob. Six of the ten sharks that were tagged were large, juvenile whites.

OCEARCH has returned to Canada for the fourth year in a row to collect data on 24 different science projects, which the researchers say will help “build a complete picture of the environment, behavior and health of great white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic.”

The group tagged 83 animals overall in the Northwest Atlantic White Shark Study, just 17 away from their goal of 100 distinct and selected sharks.

OCEARCH has tagged 36 animals in Nova Scotia over the past four years.

Chris Fisher, OCEARCH founder and expedition leader, said: “When OCEARCH first came to this area, we thought this could be where the mature adults would mate, but from our work with hormone levels and semen samples, we know that’s not happening here. “.

“White sharks come to this area to flock to seals in the summer and fall, before heading south to endure the coming winter and go to mate,” he said.