First diver to tag a Greenland shark underwater

Last updated: March 26, 2019 at 3:56 am

2004 — Jean-Yves “Tag” Forest and Jeffrey Gallant tagged a free-swimming* 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.

* Free-swimming: 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.
Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group

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