Shark Tale

December 2005
Weekly Reader News - Senior;12/9/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 13, p2
This article recalls a journey of a great white shark named Nicole. Great whites live off the coasts of California, South Africa and Australia. Before the journey of Nicole, researchers generally assumed that each population basically kept to itself, moving up and down the shores in search of food. Scientists placed electronic tags on several South African great whites, including Nicole, to test the theory. The tags tracked the movements of each sharks--including how deep they dove in the water. Scientists think other sharks may swim between two continents. Scientists also are not sure how sharks find their way from one continent to another. The trip of Nicole has given scientists plenty to think about.


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