Island-hopping Shark Heading Home

Date: 1/2/2012

Island-hopping Shark Heading Home

A great white shark headed back to New Zealand waters after an epic tropical voyage. ‘He’s the first shark tagged for more than 12 months,’ said marine scientist Clinton Duffy. ‘We tagged him at Stewart Island in March 2010 and that year he travelled to Fiji on his tropical migration.’ Nicknamed Grim, the 3m juvenile slipped off the radar for four months, then began transmitting again near Tonga. Grim had visited Fiji, Tonga and Niue. Duffy believed the shark was about 9 years old and thinks Grim will probably gather with other great whites in the deep south.

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