05 Apr White Sharks Tracked with New Tagging Technology
For the past 10 years, scientists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, have been using Wildlife Computers tags to study white shark behavior, ecology, and natural history in the western North Atlantic. This research is primarily conducted off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, where white sharks aggregate in the summer and fall to feed on a growing population of gray seals. This area is also known for draws thousands of tourists to the beaches for a variety of water-related recreational activities. The research being conducted is centered on how the natural predatory behavior of white sharks overlaps with these human activities.