First shark observation cage [Under ice]
Last updated: September 7, 2017 at 2:30 am
2002 – The cage was deployed in the frozen Saguenay Fjord by Jeffrey Gallant and John Batt (GEERG) during Operation Skalugsuak II near the village of Rivière-Éternité, Québec. The cage was deployed as a preventive measure since no one had yet dove with a freeswimming Greenland shark. The cage was also on site during Operation Skalugsuak I at La Baie (Québec) in 2001, but it was not deployed under the ice.
* Freeswimming: Sharks not caught on hook & line 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.