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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Date tagged: October 28th, 2006
Type of tag: Accoustic (internal)
Location tagged: Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Length: 4 m/12 ft
Age: adult, approximately 12-14 years
Although the Great White Shark is a fascinating and beautiful creature, almost nothing is known about basic aspects of their biology, movement patterns, and migrations. As with most species of shark, the great white shark is slow-growing, long-lived, and produces very few young over its lifetime making it highly vulnerable to human activities and fishing.
Because of this, great white sharks are vulnerable to possible extinction, and they are currently considered a vulnerable species in the IUCN Red List. Recently, it was discovered that Guadalupe Island, México, holds a large and stable population of great white sharks. Guadalupe Island is an island about 260 km offshore of the Mexican mainland. With the help of our collaborators, the tagging project of great white sharks at Guadalupe Island hopes to provide essential information about the movements and feeding behavior of these sharks that will help save and protect this species.
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