For Immediate Release - March 02, 2010

Division of Marine Fisheries Staff to Announce Findings from Electronic Tags Placed on Cape Cod White Sharks

WHAT:

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles joins Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) Director Paul Diodati and DMF Senior Biologist Greg Skomal to announce the results of the electronic tagging of five white sharks that were spotted off the coast of Monomoy Island in Chatham in September. An analysis of three of the tags, which surfaced earlier this year off the coast of northern Florida, provides clues to the migration paths and behaviors of this marine species.

WHO:

  • EEA Secretary Ian Bowles
  • DMF Director Paul Diodati
  • DMF Senior Biologist Greg Skomal
  • Walter Flaherty, Executive Vice President New England Aquarium

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Time: 2 p.m.

WHERE:

New England Aquarium
2 nd Floor Giant Ocean Tank
1 Central Wharf, Boston

Check in for the event is in the lobby.