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How one shark's epic journey is making history - National ...

How one shark's epic journey is making history - National ... | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
Lydia, a 4-metre, 907-kg great white shark was tagged March 2, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. in a program designed to help scientists better understand the movements of great whites in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The amazing story of one of the first and many sharks to be tagged and researched.  Tagging allows scientists and shark conservationists all over the world to better understand the life of a shark and how to preserve these amazing fish. 

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 13, 2014 1:02 AM
I am so afraid of sharks it's crazy, but this is astonishing to me that she is one of the first that have been tagged and is giving the scientists all the data they need. Really shows what a difference they make in this world.
Michele Torbik's comment, June 13, 2014 11:26 AM
Agreed. It is amazing how one little tag can change and alter the future of these amazing fish.
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Great white shark travels down towards Texas with thousands of fans watching | TheCelebrityCafe.com

Great white shark travels down towards Texas with thousands of fans watching | TheCelebrityCafe.com | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
Her name is Katharine. She has more than 11 thousand followers on Twitter. She is also a great white shark.
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Watch as the Great White Katharine travels down to Texas.

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Crystal's comment, June 24, 2014 9:05 PM
What a site this would have been in person. I'm intrigued by the smarts these sharks have!
Michele Torbik's comment, June 27, 2014 1:59 PM
Crystal, I agree, Sharks are smarter than we all think.
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OCEARCH Expedition - Jacksonville

Caterpillar and OCEARCH agreed to a multi-year partnership to help propel the OCEARCH organization's global research on sharks. OCEARCH has led 16 expeditions to safely research the breeding,...
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This video offers a vivid glance at the work the OCEARCH team is doing to not only tag Great White sharks, but also informs people of what shark tags can reveal which can help save Great White sharks world wide. 

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OCEARCH

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OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white...
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This map tracks data on the shark Katharine and her most recent movements. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Donate $7 Million to Marine Conservation ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Donate $7 Million to Marine Conservation ... | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will provide $7 million in funding to marine conservation efforts from his foundation. DiCaprio was on hand at a State Department conference titled “Our Ocean” today to announced the pledge.
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Famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio, helps in the support of marine conservation of sharks and other marine mamals by providing 7 million dollars to support the cause.

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Track 2 great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico - USA TODAY

Track 2 great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico - USA TODAY | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
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Track 2 great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico
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You can track online great white sharks Katherine and Betsy in the Gulf of Mexico.
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This article offers insight into the significance and shark tagging and how the data being collected can help keep Great White sharks off the endangered species list. 

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One-ton shark headed to Texas coast

One-ton shark headed to Texas coast | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
At 14 feet long and 2,300 pounds, it's only fitting that Katharine the great white shark is heading for the land where everything is bigger.
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This video and article from CNN delves into the significance of shark tagging and how these tags assist in unraveling the mysteries surrounding sharks which will help save them. 

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Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacif (President Obama seeks to create world's largest marine preserve in Pacific Ocean:
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The President himself is helping in aiding the cause of protecting marine life. Shark tags not only give information to shave their lives, but allows tracking for just how many sharks go missing at the hands of humans each year. Creating a new ocean preserve would support the shark cause.

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:07 PM
Go Obama! I like that he is not only bettering for his people but for the sea life as well. This is a great idea and the contribution and all effort he is making really stands out.
Michele Torbik's comment, June 19, 2014 5:35 PM
Courtney, I couldn't free more!
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Satellites show great whites remain far off Suncoast shore - WWSB ABC 7

Satellites show great whites remain far off Suncoast shore - WWSB ABC 7 | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
Satellites show great whites remain far off Suncoast shore
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Two great white sharks with satellite transponders remain in the gulf waters off the Suncoast.
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tagged sharks, Betsy and Katherine are tracked and endless amounts of data comes pouring in giving sicentists insight into each tagged sharks' movements.

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Crystal's comment, June 15, 2014 7:54 PM
Michele, This is neat! Tracking the sharks shows how far we have come in technology. I wonder where the great whites Betsy and Katharine will go next out side of Cape Cod. Is the Mote Marine Laboratory just tracking them for fun or for a specific reason.
Michele Torbik's comment, June 19, 2014 5:34 PM
Crystal, Thank you for your comment. Yes shark tags are offering scientists insight into the hidden secret of sharks which will allow them to save sharks by protecting certain areas of ocean and prevent shark fishing making it illegal.
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Amazing Video Captures Shark Swimming By Paddleboarders in ...

Amazing Video Captures Shark Swimming By Paddleboarders in ... | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
A local professional photographer captured some incredible footage of an apparent young great white shark swimming alongside paddleboarders off of Manhattan Beach earlier this week. A shark can be seen swimming near ...
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Don't feed into the stereotypical "Jaws" fear! Sharks are amazing fish who need protecting.  This video displays the calmness between a man and shark sharing the same waters.  This helps offer insight into how tagging can be beneficial in protecting sharks. 

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Chris Fischer (ChrisOCEARCH) on Twitter

Chris Fischer (ChrisOCEARCH) on Twitter | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
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Follow the amazing adventure of yet another shark, named Philip.  As the shark travels data is collected and mysteries are continually be unlocked to help save sharks.

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OCEARCH

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OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators.
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This interactive global shark tracker keeps you up to date on sharks migrations and tagged great white sharks.

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World's Largest Great White Shark Tagged in Australia

The world's largest Great White shark was recently electronically tagged off Albany's Middleton Beach in Australia. Netizens from all over the world seem to ...
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This video offers a better insight into the benefits to shark tagging. The largest great white to be tagged sparked interest around the world and now we all can learn from the migration patterns of this magnificent shark as it makes it way around the ocean and gives feedback to scientists. 

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Michele Torbik's comment, June 13, 2014 11:41 AM
Courtney, I agree! It is amazing that they were able to tag this great white and now they can work on collecting data which can only help the shark population world wide.
LADY ARIES's comment, June 27, 2014 1:34 PM
Michele,as I stated before it is not cool in my opinion
Michele Torbik's comment, June 27, 2014 2:05 PM
we are all entitled to our opinions, but shark tagging doesn't harm nor effect the nature of the sharks, therefore shark tags are savings hundreds of thousands of sharks and shark lives are growing again because of the tags.
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Great whites on the rebound, local sharks gaining fame worldwide - WJCL News

Great whites on the rebound, local sharks gaining fame worldwide - WJCL News | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
Great whites on the rebound, local sharks gaining fame worldwide
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Along with population growth has come more opportunities for organizations like OCEARCH to tag the elusive sharks and allow the public to track their movements.
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Studies have found that Great Whites are on the rise and gaining popularity! 11 thousand people keeping track of Katharine's movements alongside other sharks tagged by the OCEARCH team.

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Researchers track a massive great white shark heading toward Texas

Researchers track a massive great white shark heading toward Texas | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
GALVESTON, Texas - A massive great white shark, measuring 14 feet long and 2,300 pounds, was spotted 100 miles off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico, headed toward Texas. Last August, the gre...
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Katharine, the massive Great White is tracked and giving new insight into the world of Great Whites!

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FISCHER PRODUCTIONS

Fischer Productions is a next-generation television production company specializing in adventure and conservation programming with an approach that is young, entertaining, and most of all, authentic.
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This site offers up to date interactive moments of the tagged sharks. It allows us insight upon the travel patterns of these sharks which reveals many mysteries to Great Whites. 

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 23, 2014 11:16 PM
I think it is so cool how we can see the actual living of the tagged sharks just by how they are traced. It's like stalking but not in a weird way!
Michele Torbik's comment, June 27, 2014 2:07 PM
agreed, and these tags are offering important untold and unfound data from the past.
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Shark News on Cape Cod

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The first great white shark to arrive this year on Cape Cod is a white shark named Julia.
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This article offers information on past sharks that were tags in 2012, 2013 and new updates on information becoming known from these electronic shark tags. 

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Great white shark tracked in Gulf could be headed for Mississippi - SunHerald.com

Great white shark tracked in Gulf could be headed for Mississippi - SunHerald.com | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
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Great white shark tracked in Gulf could be headed for Mississippi
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COURTESY OCEARCHKatharine, a 14-foot-long, 2,300-pound great white shark, is being tracked via satellite.
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A quick update on some of the well known sharks that have been tagged by the Ocearch team.

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OCEARCH

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This image was shared on the behalf of the Great White sharks.  It is crucial  to understand the true nature and significance to saving these amazing fish.  Tagging sharks will only strengthen the survival of sharks around the world. 

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Planet 100: Shark Finning Explained - YouTube

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The video provides a deeper look into why sharks need our help.  There are 88-100 million shark deaths each year at the hands of humans.  With the help of shark tagging, the data can help preserve these amazing fish and stop predators, AKA humans. 

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:02 PM
OMG- now this changed my perception on sharks. I was saddened by this. How can they just cut of their fins as a souvenir and throw them back in the water left to bleed to death? Some people just need a taste of their own medicine. Breaks my heart. Way to change my opinion Michele.
Michele Torbik's comment, June 19, 2014 5:30 PM
That is what I am here for Courtney. Enlightening the world one person at a time is how we as a whole will save these amazing fish from the inhuman act done by horrible individuals.
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Watch a terrified man escape a great white

Watch a terrified man escape a great white | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
A GoPro captured the frightening underwater footage, complete with panicked screaming.
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This video simply saddens me.  Whether or not this event actually took place, this man is depicting this great white shark as a man eater.  Well, when you are splashing around like it's prey, it is no surprise that sharks would investigate out of curiosity.  This hoax of an event is put together like a bad horror film.  The sad truth is, humans kill over 100 million sharks yearly, now that is something to fear!

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Courtney McGuire's comment, June 17, 2014 6:04 PM
From my understanding- I'm sure by the way he was reacting that the shark would've eaten him by now. If he's trying to make a point across about sharks, at least give true evidence. This is just false advertising and I can see the anger that you exhibit.
Michele Torbik's comment, June 19, 2014 5:31 PM
Thank you Courtney, It does truly sadden me that this person thought it was ok to depict sharks in such a dark manner. Especially at a time such as this when sharks need our help.
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Smithsonian's 'Shark Girl' dives deep into conservation - USA TODAY

Smithsonian's 'Shark Girl' dives deep into conservation - USA TODAY | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
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Smithsonian's 'Shark Girl' dives deep into conservation
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"I never chose conservation, I was enlightened to what was happening unfortunately by witnessing it myself," said Stewart in an interview with USA TODAY.
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first hand look into shark conservation as "Shark Girl" dives down deep to speak for sharks since they can not speak for themselves.  She takes a deep look into dissolving the fear that all sharks are monsters and fish that need protecting. 

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Tweet from @GrabowskiScuba

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Day 2 of the @Sharks4Kids Guelph Tour kicking of at St. John! @BiminiSharkGirl surrounded by primary students! pic.twitter.com/C81mRYAJLx
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Shark education even made fun for kids! Shark conservation is worldwide and spreading to the youths to continue to learn and care about these amazing fish so hopefully when they grow up, there will still be sharks swimming in the ocean and not on the endangered species list. 

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Shark Friendly Marinas

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The Shark Friendly Marinas Initiative (SFMI) has a singular purpose: to reduce worldwide shark...
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Shark conservation is worldwide! the SFMI is making efforts around the world to make marina's safe for sharks to swim freely without fear.

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Betsy the Great White Shark Tracked off Southwest Florida | News & Press

Betsy the Great White Shark Tracked off Southwest Florida | News & Press | Shark conservation | Scoop.it
A great white shark nicknamed “Betsy” and tagged for research off Cape Cod was swimming about 63 miles off Boca Grande, Fla., as of Friday, April 25.
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Well known, and loved tagged shark, Betsy, give the OSEARCH team new and exciting insight on shark data. Betsy opens the door to highly effective conservation through her astoudning data which was collected through her migrations over the past few moths, thanks to the shark tag.

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Tagging Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

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This video helps give a better understanding of what shark tagging can offer.  By tagging sharks mysteries of the open ocean for these sharks are answered and more effective shark conservation can begin. 

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