Scientists play high-tech “tag” with great whites

A great white models a prototype tag in South Africa

If you’re neither a marine biologist nor a shark, then you likely aren’t familiar with the White Shark Cafe. It’s an area of the Pacific Ocean half-way between California and Hawaii, where large great white sharks congregate every year. While there, male sharks make dives down to depths of 250 meters (800 feet), up to 150 times a day. Why do they do it? No one knows, which is why scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are developing a “shark-cam” tag to stick on their dorsal fins.

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