Ship Engineer – OCEARCH
Communications Assistant – OCEARCH
Nova, the first white shark ever SPOT tagged in Canadian history, is up and pinging on the tracker. We’ve learned through the years that some sharks ping more frequently than others and already Nova is off to a promising start. It’s a good sign that he’ll be providing lots of valuable data points for years to come.
Where is the research expedition taking place?
We are heading to Nova Scotia, Canada! Our team of fishermen and multi-disciplined scientists will tag and sample white sharks off the coast of Lunenburg for OCEARCH’s 33rd expedition.
When is the research expedition?
The expedition begins on September 17 and ends on October 13, 2018. The expedition will kick off with education and outreach events from Sept 17-18 in Halifax and Sept 19 in Lunenburg. The team will begin fishing on Sept 20th. There will also be outreach events at the end of the expedition, from October 11-13th in Halifax.
Why is OCEARCH heading to Nova Scotia?
We’re heading on our first expedition to the coast of Nova Scotia after following the multi-year migratory tracks laid down by White Sharks Lydia, Hilton, and George.
Why is researching Nova Scotia important in unlocking the life history for the North Atlantic White Shark?
The work we started in 2012 suggests this area could be a potential mating site for the North Atlantic white shark population. Identifying the mating site is crucial as sharks are the balance keepers and great indicators of ocean health.