GWS GENIE was named after Eugenie Clark "the Shark Lady" Founder of the Mote Marine Laboratory, she has studied sharks since the 50s.. Sept 12 2014. Marks the two year full migration of the white shark . She was the first GWS tagged by OCEARCH in the N Atlantic. The CONTENDER is standing to assist in her release they had hooked her up and brought her to the the MV OCEARCH Mothership and at sea lab and put her on the cradle to be tagged and data collected for research.
The OCEARCH prepares to leave Brazil and return to the United States. Expedition Brazil completing another very successful expedition .bring scientists and researchers together collecting vital data and sharing this with the world. Doing the impossible to make it possible. Thank Chis Fisher and CATERPILLAR for your commitment.Saving the oceans and the planet.
Boats in Port Royal Sound in Beaufort, SC the data already collected from the Port Royal tigers have reveled how far they travel overall. The data will help marine scientists of how sharks navigate the large swaths of ocean they cover in mere days. Where they breed and give birth.
Dr. Nick Whitney of Mote programed the accelerometer tag (orange tag) to collect data for 2 two weeks. After a two-week period, the accelerometer will disconnect from the dorsal fin and float to the surface to be retrieved by Dr. Nick Whitney. The accelerometer tag will store to memory the fine scale movements of Betsy- every tail beat, every change of pitch and posture- second by second. This will be the longest an accelerometer tag has been on a shark.