Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias
Date tagged: October 3, 2007
Type of tag: External (Acoustic with
temperature and depth sensors)
Length/Width: 1.50-2 meters
Age: one year or less
Distinctive markings: Bite above left pectoral fin
Location tagged: Northeast of Guadalupe Island in front of Punta Norte
Tag programmed release date: None. The battery of the transmitter lasted for 16 days
Tagged by: Mauricio Hoyos
Information: Pedro is a scrappy Great White shark who fearlessly roams the the waters off of Guadalupe Island. It appears that he has been in a 'scrape' or two, as he is easily identified by a distinctive bite mark above his left pectoral fin. (But you should see the OTHER guy!) Although his tag was not pre-programmed to disconnect on a specific date, the battery in the transmitter had a lifetime of only 16 days. But the data that was captured from Pedro's tag (while it was still active) will be helpful to shark researchers for a long time to come. Safe journey, Pedro.
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