Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod Give Biologists Rare Opportunity

September 6, 2009

Massachusetts (ChattahBox) – Marine biologists have managed to tag two Great White Sharks that were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod.

The tagging was a rare opportunity to spot and tag the water beasts, which are rarely seen to close to populated areas.

Two of eight were given tags, with the help of a local fisherman and expert.

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environment, Ian Bowles, was quoted by The NY Times as saying:

“To see nature’s perhaps best-known predator up close is exhilarating, but at the same time scientifically fascinating because we understand very little about them. Its also striking how elusive the great white is even for very experienced researchers – without the help of spotter planes and environmental police boats to keep onlookers at a distance, the tagging would very likely not have been successful.

“I’m proud that Massachusetts is taking the lead on research – the information we get back will help natural resource managers here and elsewhere tremendously and begin to pull back the shroud of mystery about these singular animals that capture the public’s imagination.”


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2 Responses to “Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod Give Biologists Rare Opportunity”

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  2. Engine Block Heater on September 7th, 2009 1:21 am

    Gulp! Scary! .. to have the real thing nearby. It looks amazing though, watching them inside a big aquarium.

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