Dr. Heather Marshall - Notes from the Field

Hello Gills! Today I am on the water with Cynthia Wigren and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy looking for white sharks! We are aided by a spotter plane which is flying up and down the coast looking for the sharks. If the spotter pilot sees one, he will direct us to it! Right now he is reporting good visibility for shark spotting. while we look around, we are also listening for acoustically tagged sharks with a VR100 hydrophone; any shark that has an acoustic tag on it will be detected and report back a characteristic ping sequence and ID number which tells us which shark it is! Conditions are good and we're seeing lots of seals. Fingers crossed! Hope all you Gills are having a nice Sunday!