First shark observation cage [Under ice]

Last updated: March 26, 2019 at 4:03 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 free-swimming 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.
Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group

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