Great white shark tagged in Rhode Island waters for the first time

Great White Shark

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE)- A great white shark was tagged with an acoustic tag in Rhode Island waters for the first time on Saturday.

The Atlantic Shark Institute announced Monday that it had tagged a 7-foot-long juvenile female shark at the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge.

“This is a watershed moment for the Atlantic Shark Institute, this critical research and our efforts to learn more and more about this iconic species” shared Jon Dodd, Executive Director of the Atlantic Shark Institute.

The tag will last for 10 years, meaning that the ASI will be notified every time she passes an acoustic receiver.

“We’ve known for quite some time that white sharks visit our waters more often than has been previously documented, and this is simply another step in filling in those missing pieces” added Dodd.

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