First diver to tag a Greenland shark underwater
Last updated: September 7, 2017 at 2:49 am
2004 – Jean-Yves “Tag” Forest and Jeffrey Gallant tagged a freeswimming* Greenland shark off Baie-Comeau, Québec, during a science mission led by GEERG in July 2004. Several more sharks were tagged by GEERG divers from 2004 to 2012.
* Freeswimming: All encounters with divers at shallow depths were initiated by the sharks. The sharks were never caught on hook & line, attracted with bait, nor restrained in any way.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.