We’re seeing white

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Sighting Updates | No Comments

White sharks, that is!

Great white shark

Great white shark

Seems there is at least one white shark in the Bay of Fundy this year.

On August 6,  Ken Ingersoll was at Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island and witnessed a white shark lunge up from the water and grab an unsuspecting seal swimming around!  Talk about being in the right place at the right time! (Ken, not the seal!).

A couple weeks later, researchers on the Nereid, one of the New England Aquarium’s research vessels, had a white shark swimming right beside their boat. They estimated this shark to be about 12-15 feet.

White sharks feed primarily on pinnipeds (such as seals!), cetaceans (like porpoises and dolphins) and will also eat other large fish (such as other sharks). So keep your eyes on the water and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to spot this incredible shark.

Location of white shark sightings in the Bay of Fundy in August, 2013

Location of white shark sightings in the Bay of Fundy in August, 2013

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