For Immediate Release - June 28, 2010

State Environmental Officials Meet to Discuss the Return of White Sharks to Massachusetts Coastal Waters

MEDIA ADVISORY

White shark caught, tagged and released in Stellwagen Bank

What

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles joins Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) biologists to discuss the weekend sighting of a white shark in the waters of Stellwagen Bank. DMF biologists completed the first successful tagging of white sharks in the Atlantic Ocean last September using electronic satellite technology. Four of the five tags have successfully surfaced revealing data about the shark's locations and migratory paths.

Who

EEA Secretary Ian Bowles
New England Aquarium Researcher John Mandelman
DMF Director Paul Diodati
DMF Biologist Greg Skomal

When

Monday June 28, 2010 11:15 a.m.

Where

New England Aquarium, Boston