Great white sharks’ secret rendezvous
HALIFAX— The Ocearch research team came to Nova Scotia this fall on a hunch.
Could the movements of two tagged great white sharks — dubbed Hilton and Lydia — suggest the mysterious predators have an undiscovered mating site off Canada’s Atlantic Coast?
The team hoped to capture and tag one shark on their first Nova Scotia foray.
Instead, they saw more than 10 sharks, collected samples from seven, and tagged six.
Expedition leader Chris Fischer was to leave Nova Scotia Saturday after wrapping what he called an “historic” expedition that offered an “enormous breakthrough” and opened new horizons for the organization’s work to solve the complicated puzzle of the endangered North Atlantic white shark population.
“It was really surprising to come up here and see so many animals,” the American researcher said. “I think that there’s a lifetime of work to do up here based on what we saw, for many people.”