Shark expedition heads home
A research team which spent the past month searching Nova Scotia waters for an undiscovered mating site for great white sharks is heading home satisfied.
The Ocearch team, which includes 26 researchers from 19 U.S. and Canadian universities and labs,hoped to capture and tag one shark on their first trip to Nova Scotia.
Instead, they saw more than 10 sharks, collected samples from seven, and tagged six.
Expedition leader Chris Fischer called the expedition “historic” and says the search offered an “enormous breakthrough.”
Fischer says the age and sex ranges of the sharks found here have marked Canadian waters as an untapped gold mine for researchers.