Hand-Tagging Great White Sharks

Shark Experts Prepare to Tag a Great White Shark
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The release of a healthy shark may be the most perilous part of the procedure. "Some of the larger sharks, when they feel the water, once they feel that they are back in their element, they go mad," said Ramsn Bonfil, a Wildlife Conservation Society shark researcher.

Though likely disconcerting for the sharks, the ordeal is ultimately for their own good. The satellite-tracking tags can help Bonfil and other scientists better understand the migration patterns of great white sharks.

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—Photograph by Heather Fener, courtesy Wildlife Conservation Society
 
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