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Skid

Skid   Skid is a 14.5 foot long male great white shark. He was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2002 and has been resighted at the island every year since. Adult male white sharks show up at the Guadalupe Island in August of each year and depart around January, spending the next 6 months offshore in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Skid was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2008...

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Amy

Amy   Amy is an over 16 feet long female great white shark. She was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2008. She was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2008 which tracks her movements in real time. She was the first mature female white shark we tagged at Guadalupe Island. Amy is a very significant shark in our quest to learn more about the complete life history of this species in the...

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Garmin

Garmin   Garmin is a male great white shark. Garmin was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2007 which tracks his movements in real time. Garmin is the smallest shark tagged by MCSI. At the time of tagging he was just over 10 feet long, which is considered to be a sub-adult. White sharks transition from juvenile to sub-adult when they reach about 10 feet in length and this is when their diet begins to...

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Scar

Scar/Shredder   Scar (also known as Shredder or Cal Ripfin) is an adult male great white shark. He was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2001 and has been resighted at the island every year through 2011. From previous tracking data we have found that adult male white sharks show up at Guadalupe island in August of each year and depart around January, spending the next 6...

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Gill Rakers

Gill Rakers   Gill Rakers is a greater than 17 foot long mature female white shark. She was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2004 and has been resighted at the island in 2007, 2008, and 2012. She was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2012 which tracks her movements in real time. Our previous tagging data has shown that adult female white sharks spend fall at Guadalupe Island and...

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Annika

Annika   Annika is a greater than 15 feet long female white shark. She was first photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico in 2009. She was tagged with a SPOT tag in 2009 which tracks her movements in real time. The tracking data shows that she visits Guadalupe Island between October and January, and then makes a two year migration, spending up to 16 months in the middle of the Pacific Ocean...

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