Lobsterman Catches, Releases 8-Foot Great White Shark - NBC Boston

Lobsterman Catches, Releases 8-Foot Great White Shark

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    NEWSLETTERS

    With the return of summer comes the return of Great White Sharks to the waters of New England. Meteorologist Tim Kelley traveled to the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts, to see if he could catch a glimpse of the feared creatures.

    (Published Monday, June 26, 2017)

    Talk about catch and release: A Massachusetts lobsterman hooked a great white shark and played it for a while before letting it go.

    The local blog GoodMorningGloucester.com said Gil Mitchell snagged the 8-foot-long juvenile male on Tuesday near Rockport.

    Mitchell released the shark after noticing it had been tagged with a transponder by biologists tracking the movements of the fearsome predators.

    Experts with OCEARCH, a nonprofit wildlife group, have nicknamed the shark Cisco based on the popular Nantucket brewery of the same name.

    Using Drones to Spot Sharks

    [NECN] Using Drones to Spot Sharks

    A drone is the latest tool for researchers in the search for sharks.

    (Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017)

    A day before the Rockport catch, state officials working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged a 13-foot white shark near Chatham.

    Great whites increasingly have been spotted in Massachusetts coastal waters. Experts say they're drawn by a rebounding seal population.


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