Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Notes reported yesterday that they released a juvenile male white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) back to the wild yesterday. The shark was the sixth of the species to be displayed at the aquarium and had been at the aquarium since August 31st. The shark was released to ocean waters south of Point Conception on October 25.
Two electronic tags were attached to the shark prior to its release. A pop-up tag which is expected remain attached to the shark for 180 days will record movement data, while a second acoustic tag with a 5-year battery life will report data any time the shark is within transmitting proximity to a coastal monitoring buoy. The monitoring buoys are part of a growing network of devices deployed throughout the southern California and Baja waters.
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