Just when you thought it was safe swimming in the Gulf of the St. Lawerence waters think again! A Great White Shark seen in Quebec waters is searching for food.
An eight foot Great White Shark has been spotted in the Gulf of the St. Lawerence close to Iles-de-la-Madeleine over the past week.
The 2.7 metres long Great White Shark is being tracked by a non-profit group called Ocearch by using a GPS child that was stuck to the shark.
First Time a Great White Shark spotted
A spokes person from Ocearch said, “this is the first time a Great White Shark has been spotted so close to Quebec.”
The Great White Shark has been given the name Brunswick, which is from the Georgia town where it was first spotted. Brunswick has been swimming along the Atlantic coast feeding since this past February. It was spotted of the coast New Brunswick last month. It then swim past Cape Breton and has ended up near the Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
Great White Shark seen in Quebec waters
All great whites are tracked with a similar GPS tracking device to see there movements and feeding habits.
Great White Sharks are not the only ones tracked with GPS. Dolphins, Turtles, whales and alligators are tracked as well.
Ocearch is a date-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the oceans. Their mission is to accelerate the ocean’s return to Balance and abundance, through fearless innovations in scientific research, education, outreach, and policy, using unique collaborations of individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.