Experience great white shark cage diving with the pioneer of Guadalupe Island white shark research! Michael Domeier and Nicole Nasby-Lucas have been studying the white sharks of Guadalupe Island since 1999 using satellite tagging and photo-identification! This amazing cage diving experience is November 12-17, 2017 aboard the Nautilus Under Sea. This ship is 95 feet long, has bathrooms with showers in all staterooms, internet via wifi, and a hot tub on the upper deck! The cost of this trip is tax deductible, and is per person based on double occupancy at $5,100 for a double stateroom, and $4,900 for the quad stateroom (see ship website for more details).
Bring your cameras since this will be an active research trip where every shark will be examined to determine if it is already in our photo-ID database. New sharks will be named and known sharks will be logged, allowing us to make a new population estimate for Guadalupe Island white sharks. Space is limited so book today! For more information contact [email protected]
Joshua’s amazing journey
Joshua, a 15 foot male Guadalupe Island white shark was SPOT tagged in December of 2016. Since then he has made a surprising trek offshore and then up along the coast of northern California and then traveling back down south! You can follow his amazing journey with the app Expedition White Shark! The app is currently available for Apple products.
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 journey 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! The app is currently available for Apple products.
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:
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.