A Glimpse into the Elusive Basking Shark's Habits



On February 13th, 2012, the San Diego Union Tribune published an article on NMFS's most recent successful attempt in gathering information on the dwindling Basking Shark Population. The piece, entitled "Shark's journey a first for science,"featured an interview with Heidi Dewar regarding a recently resurfaced tag found near Hawaii after eight months of collecting information. The tag had been one of two satellite-based tracking devices outfitted last year by biologists at SWFSC.

Further information on the Basking Shark and the 2011 tagging effort can be found here.