Expedition Brief
Lead here by mature white shark Mary Lee and immature white shark Cisco, OCEARCH and its collaborating scientists are coming to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey for the first time ever. The team will focus on multiple species: White, Tiger, Blue, and Mako Sharks. Download the OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker to follow our newly tagged sharks, in real-time!
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EXPEDITION STATS

17

DAYS AT SEA

12

STUDIES

7

ANIMALS SAMPLED

25

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FAQ

Where is the research expedition taking place?

The expedition will take place in the mid-atlantic region, which includes Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey

When is the research expedition?

The expedition begins on June 23, 2017 and ends on July 13, 2017. The expedition will kick off with education and outreach events from June 23 – 25 in Norfolk, VA and the research will begin on June 26th.

What are your objectives for this expedition?

OCEARCH and its team of collaborating scientists are embarking on their 29th expedition, to tag mature white sharks in the Mid-Atlantic. The team’s goal is to gather data on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, and to increase the sample size of the research started in 2012 in Cape Cod, MA.

What species are you focusing on?

The expedition will focus on multiple species: white, tiger, blue, mako, and hammerhead sharks

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