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    Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass. | National News | Comcast.net

    BOSTON Massachusetts officials are using high-tech tags to track the movements of two great white sharks near Cape Cod the first time the fearsome fish have ever been tagged in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The electronic tag uses satellite technology to record the travels of the sharks, allowing scientists to better understand their migratory patterns.

    The sharks were spotted Saturday by scientists investigating sightings off Monomoy Island in Chatham. Officials say a harpooner tagged them with help from a state shark expert.

    Sharks are common in Cape waters during summer, though great white sharks are relatively rare around New England.

    State officials have warned area swimmers to be on the lookout for sharks this weekend, and state environmental police are patrolling the area as a precaution

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    Re: Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    That's the *first* time great whites have been tagged in the Atlantic? Where are great whites ususally found?


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    Re: Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    Interesting since the water is colder this summer than in recent years due to our unseasonably cold summer.

    I wonder if the 2 recent hurricanes (well, one was a TS) off the coast pushed those puppies inland?
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    Re: Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    That's the *first* time great whites have been tagged in the Atlantic? Where are great whites ususally found?
    Great Whites are found throughout the world's oceans.


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    If I were a bunny posing as a whitetail, it would probably scare me too.

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    Re: Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Great Whites are found throughout the world's oceans.


    If I were a bunny posing as a whitetail, it would probably scare me too.

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    Re: Great white sharks tagged for first time off Mass.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Interesting since the water is colder this summer than in recent years due to our unseasonably cold summer.

    I wonder if the 2 recent hurricanes (well, one was a TS) off the coast pushed those puppies inland?
    Whites are not uncommon in cooler waters.

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkZone
    The great white is one of the most widely distributed sharks thanks to an unusual ability to keep its body temperature higher than its surroundings, enabling it to survive happily in very cold water.
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    Last edited by TOJ; 09-07-09 at 10:29 AM.

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