Shark “hot spot” discovered off British Columbia coast

According to Canada’s The Globe and Mail, marine biologist have discovered an aggregation spot for blue sharks (Prionace glauca) and salmon sharks (Lamna ditropis) in British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Sound. Dr. Rob Williams, of Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, discovered the “hot spot” just south of Haida Gwaii, while conducting a survey for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

According to The Globe and Mail report, Dr. Williams estimated that 20,000 blue and salmon sharks gathered in the relatively small area each summer. A paper was published on the findings last year and was recently tabled with the Cohen Commission

For more information, check out Mark Hume’s full article “Shark week: Marine biologists hit ‘hot spot’ off B.C. coast” at The Globe and Mail.

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