Top 10 Sharks We’ve Met in Nova Scotia
In honor of 2021 Expedition Nova Scotia,
we are counting down our Top 10 Sharks We’ve Met in
Nova Scotia from previous expeditions to this region.
We met male subadult white shark Hirtle last year and
he has since traveled over 6,600 miles! He was named for Hirtle’s Beach,
near where he was sampled, tagged and released.
Breton is a male adult white shark we met during Expedition
Nova Scotia 2020 off Scatarie Island. At the time of tagging he was 13 ft 3in.
and approximately 1,437 lbs. Breton was named for the wonderful
people of Cape Breton, where he was tagged. His name was
chosen by our partners at SeaWorld, a leader in wildlife rescue,
rehabilitation, and vital ocean health initiative like OCEARCH.
We sampled, tagged, and released female juvenile white shark Rose in October of 2020.
She was named after Rose Bay and has traveled over
6,000 miles in the past year.
We met male adult white shark Ironbound in October 2019
off of West Ironbound Island. At the time of tagging,
he was 12 ft 4 inch long and 998lbs.
We met beautiful adult female white shark Unama’ki
off Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia in September 2019. Unama’ki is what the
indigenous Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia call Cape Breton,
and it means land of the fog.
Jane was the first female white shark in history to be SPOT tagged
in Canadian waters. This sub-adult white shark was 10 ft and 521 lbs at the time of
tagging in 2018. She was named in honor of our Fishing Master
Captain Brett McBride’s mother.