A 3-meter-high white shark named Breton drew a self-portrait in the Atlantic Ocean. Breton was equipped with a GPS tracker, and it became the first shark tagged on an expedition to Nova Scotia by the charity OCEARCH in 2020. metro.uk.
Breton is a male great white shark that weighs 1,437 pounds (651 kg) and has traveled the East Coast of the United States, including New Jersey Virginia and South Carolina. Whenever Breton surfaces long enough, the tag affixed to its dorsal fin sends a GPS location to shark trackers at the scientific organization, the leading publication said.
Interestingly, Breton, followed by the GPS over a span of 444 days, mapped the shape of a shark.
According to osearch.org, Breton was first tagged on September 12, 2020 at 12 noon in Scaterie Island, Nova Scotia. The last Z-Ping was observed on September 18, 2022 at 5:44 AM. According to the organization, Z-Ping is a “Ping” that occurs when an animal tag breaks the surface of the water and transmits data. It’s a ping with no location data.
The most recent ping from Breton was observed on Sept. 21, 2022 at 7:59 AM according to local time just off the coast of Baie de Plaisance in Quebec, reported Metro.UK.
Named for the beautiful people of Cape Breton where it was tagged, Breton is the first shark to be tagged as part of OCEARCH’s Expedition Nova Scotia 2020. Breton is the fifth shark OCEARCH has tagged on Scatarie Island in the past two years to to conduct research there and demonstrate that the area could provide reliable access to white sharks, ocean.org said.
The organization’s partnership with SeaWorld, a pioneer in animal rescue, rehabilitation and critical ocean health initiatives, such as OCEARCH, led to the choice of the Breton name.