Sunday, August 03, 2014

I would like to introduce "Quoddy"...the Atlantic white shark!

Hello everyone, I had mentioned a little while ago that we had some exciting news about the white shark we sighted a few weeks ago from the Quoddy Link....well, here is Nick to tell you all about it.
Very excited to announce that the GREAT WHITE SHARK we sighted and photographed recently is now officially named "Quoddy" in the database put together by researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Massachusetts Marine Fisheries. 
These researchers have tagged over 39 white sharks in the North Atlantic, some of which are known to return to the Bay of Fundy each summer. The shark we saw is not known to them, and can be identified by the distinct scarring on the left hand gill slits.

The attached photo shows a tagged white shark named Scarface who is one of several that return to Canadian waters. The data they are gathering is helping to decipher the patterns, preferences and behaviors of Atlantic white sharks. With some luck, they may be able to tag "Quoddy" the white shark and track his/her movements around the North Atlantic!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is so great. I heard Nick on the radio talking about 'Quoddy'. It is quite exciting, and I hope that the researchers will be able to tag him/her. Congratulation an a great sighting.