Great white shark sets new depth record

A great white shark tagged off of New Zealand was recorded to have reached a depth of 1,200m.

According to New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, a 4.8m great white shark nicknamed “Shack” has set the deepest dive ever recorded by a great white shark at 1,200m. NIWA scientist, Malcolm Franics, said the shark made several other dives between the 1,000m and 1,200m mark. The previous depth record for a great white shark was 1,000m. “Shack” is one of 25 great white sharks tagged by NIWA over a five-year period. Data from the tagging program has also revealed information about migration patterns and white shark populations in New Zealand and Australian waters. For more information, check out the NIWA news release.

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