Lydia on her travels

shark-mapA great white shark tagged near Florida has been tracked off the coast of Newfoundland. Ross Lord reports on how the tagging is helping researchers understand the sharks’ habits.

When you think of the waters off the coast of Newfoundland you’re more apt to think about great icebergs rather than great white sharks, but a 4.4-metre shark named Lydia is the talk of the Rock this week, after swimming her way up the Atlantic from Florida to Placentia Bay.

Lydia, named by the researchers who tagged her off the coast of Jacksonville on March 3, travelled about 17,000 kilometres on her journey north — clearly not taking the most direct route.

More on Lydia here.

Category: Shark Bites

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