Sea of Cortez white shark was tagged in 1990s off California

A great white shark caught last week in the Sea of Cortez had previously been tagged off Santa Cruz.

The is reporting that a large female white shark caught in the Sea of Cortez earlier this month had been tagged by researchers off Año Nuevo Island in the late 1990s.

The identification tag was spotted by the wife of one of the fishermen who landed the shark. She contacted Sean Van Sommeran at The Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. While the tag was merely an identification tag and contained no tracking transmitter, the location where the shark was netted does provide potentially valuable research information.

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