Researchers Tag 17th Great White of 2018 Off Cape Cod

Great White Shark | Photo by By Elias Levy, via Wikimedia Commons

Researchers, including Massachusetts state biologist Greg Skomal, tagged the 17th great white shark of the 2018 season off Cape Cod in late October, ending a 5-year study of the white shark population off Massachusetts.

Since 2009, 150 great whites have been tagged off Cape Cod.

According to Skomal, the tagging data will be analyzed to determine how many sharks have arrived in the region in recent years and possibly to project their future populations.