Rescued Shark Still Swimming Around Chatham, Officials Say

COURTESY ATLANTIC WHITE SHARK CONSERVANCY A stranded great white shark pulled off a Chatham beach on July 13.

COURTESY ATLANTIC WHITE SHARK CONSERVANCY
A stranded great white shark is pulled off a Chatham beach on July 13, 2015.

CHATHAM – Jameson, the seven-foot great white shark that became beached in Chatham’s South Inlet on July 13, is apparently alive and well.

Officials with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have reported multiple “blips” of the shark on their detecting technology.

Jameson was rescued in a team effort by beachgoers, who noticed the entrapped creature and kept it alive with pails of water. Joining in the rescue were Chatham Harbormaster Stuart Smith and Shark Biologist Dr. Greg Skomal.

A tracking tag was later applied to Jameson before he was released. The shark has since shown up on the Conservancy’s tracking systems multiple times.

Conservancy President Cynthia Wigren said she and Skomal weren’t sure if the shark would survive.

“The shark did spend quite a bit of time out of the water. There was basically a 50/50 shot of him surviving, so it’s been very exciting to see the detections,” Wigren said.

According to Wigren, local sharks have been noted in higher numbers than what the Conservancy charted at this time last year.

Comments

  1. mikedicko@sky.com says:

    Well done folks, survival instead of slaughter forcfins !

  2. it needs to get back into deepet waters asap. The whites have always been in UK but not in the shallows.Luring it out to deeper water is possible using rabbit blood as the trail, an affordable amd easier method. Very special creatures, my favorite species of the ocean.

  3. What a fantastic effort! makes me believe that there are still some good people out there!

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