IF YOU COULD NAME A GREAT WHITE SHARK WHAT NAME WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
During shark week MCSI is holding a fundraising auction for the opportunity to name a great white shark in the Guadalupe Island photo-ID book! All proceeds go to support Guadalupe Island white shark research and conservation efforts!
Thanks for your support!
Gill Rakers amazing journey
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 into the Sea of Cortez during the known pupping season where it is presumed she went to give birth! You can follow her amazing journey 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
MCSI develops new methods for tagging adult white sharks
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
$99.95 Special Price $84.96
Cat. #: K12158
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:
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