Fisherman pings tagged great white shark in Bay of Fundy


The first acoustic tag-bearing great white shark to visit Nova Scotia waters this spring has been detected in the Minas Basin.

Darren Porter, a member of the Fundy United Federation of Fishermen, is keenly interested in science and so has worked with researchers by putting out buoys equipped with receivers that detect the signals from the tags on the sharks.

“For me, I just love doing it,” Porter said. “I have 42 acoustic receivers out right now, which is probably the largest array of anybody besides (the Ocean Tracking Network), that I can think of.”

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The Chronicle Herald (17 July 2018)

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