Record number of great white sharks tagged in NZ waters07 July 2011 Press Release by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA).
Scientists completed a successful three-week field tagging trip in April 2011, where they tagged a record 27 great white sharks around the Titi (Muttonbird) Islands off the northeast coast of Stewart Island.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Department of Conservation (DOC), and University of Auckland scientists are investigating the habitat and behaviour of the sharks. They are studying the periods during which they inhabit ‘hotspot’ locations such as Stewart Island, whether the sharks are residents or transient at these locations and the size of the population inhabiting New Zealand.
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