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SPOT Tagged great white shark “Genie” reports in

by on Dec.13, 2012 at 11:35 am, under Shark News Stories

Tracking data from SPOT tags reports the whereabouts of tagged white sharks.

Tracking data from SPOT tags reports the whereabouts of tagged white sharks.

"Genie," the first North Atlantic great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to be fitted with a SPOT tag, recently reported in not far off the coast near the Georgia and South Carolina border. According to the OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker, Genie’s tag reported data on December 9 around 11am. This marks the first time that the shark’s SPOT tag has reported data outside of Cape Cod waters.

Genie was originally tagged on September 13, 2012. Her satellite tag reported data multiple times during the month of September, while she remained in Cape Cod waters. The last ping, prior to the December 9 report was on September 30.

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