Marine CSI

Gill Rakers amazing journey

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Guadalupe Island female white shark Gill Rakers was SPOT tagged in December of 2012. Since then she has made an amazing trek up along the coasts of California and Oregon, back offshore and then venturing into the Sea of Cortez where it is assumed she went to give birth! You can follow her amazing journey in real time with the app Expedition White Shark!
For more information see expeditionwhiteshark.com


New publication reveals the 2-year migration for adult female white sharks in the northeastern Pacific

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MCSI has published a new scientific paper that reveals the multi-year migratory patterns of four tagged female white sharks Amy, Kimel, Annika and Tailscratch. These sharks spent about 15 months in the middle of the Pacific ocean before traveling to the coast of Baja Mexico during the known pupping season. Amy and Kimel traveled into the Sea of Cortez while Annika and Tailscratch went to the Pacific coast of Baja. For more information see “Two-year migration of adult female white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) reveals widely separated nursery areas and conservation concerns”

MCSI develops new methods for tagging adult white sharks

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Scientists at MCSI have been working to improve methods for SPOT tagging adult great white sharks. New methods developed, tested and implemented by MCSI involve a device to prevent gut hooking, soft fishing gear to prevent skin abrasions and constant forward movement to fully irrigate the gills. Sharks tagged in this manner, including the largest white shark to ever be SPOT tagged, were far more vigorous upon release than our previous method that lifted the sharks from the water. We strive to constantly improve our methods to do what is best for the sharks and the scientific community.


Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark

edited by Michael L. Domeier, Marine Conservation Science Institute

Price: $99.95 Special Price $84.96
Cat. #: K12158
ISBN: 97814398948401
ISBN 10: 14398948408
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Number of Pages: 576 Binding: Hardback

 

This book incorporates the most important contemporary research papers on white sharks into a single peer-reviewed book. To order click here:




The Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MCSI is founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources. We are committed to working towards the goal of sustainable fisheries and a healthy marine environment for future generations to enjoy.