A Remarkable Journey!

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    Tagged mako shark takes amazing 13,000 mile journey
    January 30, 2017 by Joe Donzelli

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    Mako Shark. Credit: Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
    A male mako shark named Hell's Bay has broken a record, traveling more than 13,000 miles, equal to over half-way around the planet, in 600 days. It is the longest track ever in the Atlantic Ocean by a mako shark tagged by researchers in Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI)


    "We've had some of our tagged makos take some pretty interesting tracks over the years, but this one swims above the rest," said Mahmood Shivji, a professor at NSU's Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography and the Director of NSU's GHRI. "Having Hell's Bay report for as long as he has is fantastic because we're able to really get a detailed look at mako migration behavior over a good amount of time. He was like the Energizer bunny – he kept going and going and going, and luckily did not get captured like many of our other sharks."

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-tagged-mako-shark-amazing-mile.html#jCp

    Wow!!! Half way around the planet in under 2 years!
    How does this apply to other breeds such as the infamous White Pointer?
     

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