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Great White shark research

Great White shark research

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LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Great White shark research. Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) swimming towards a pole. Researchers have attracted the sharks to their boat using whale blubber and sardine bait. When the shark approaches close enough, they are tagged with a battery operated transmitter onto the dorsal fin using a dart at the end of the long pole. This enables the researchers to track the sharks movements and behaviour. The Great White is the largest of the predatory sharks, reaching a length of over 6 metres. They feed mainly on seals, turtles and fish. Attacks on humans are rare and more likely due to mistaken identity. Photographed in False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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