2013 TAGGING SEASON
Welcome back to the best place to keep track of all things going on in the waters surrounding our quaint, little Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Shark Hunters are gearing up for another stellar tagging season this summer.
We expect our friendly, neighborhood white sharks to be arriving at their summer home off of Chatham very shortly. The water is still a bit cold now, but very soon we will be in full swing.
Captains Bill and Niko have been hard at work making upgrades to the tagging vessel, Ezyduzit, that will make it even stealthier than before! This includes specialized mufflers to reduce sound and a top grade bottom paint to reduce drag through the water. The vessel is better than ever!
Pilot George Breen will be back in town on May 15 and will immediately begin survey flights to keep the state and town officials informed. This information is crucial to make key decisions regarding tourism and beach closures.
If you are planning on frequenting the beaches along the Outer Cape this summer plan on seeing new beach signs and brochures informing people about our resident white sharks. It is a great step in the right direction about white shark awareness.
And, speaking of great steps, the Shark Hunters have partnered up with the brand new Atlantic White Shark Conservancy! This non-profit was formed by locals Cynthia Wigren and Pricilla Bloomfield to ensure that the research on white sharks continues and is brought to levels never seen before. The conservancy has just launched it's first major fundraiser in the form of great white shark license plates! If you are interested in purchasing a plate or making a tax deductible donation then please learn more about them at atlanticwhiteshark.org.
Welcome to the home of the Cape Cod Shark Hunters. We are a small group of fishermen from Cape Cod that have dedicated our time and efforts into the conservation of sharks and pelagic fish in the waters surrounding Cape Cod.
Photo Credit: Will Osier
We do scientific research on Basking Sharks, Great White Sharks, and Giant Blue fin Tuna working hand in hand with scientists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI).
Our goal is to educate the general public about these animals and to conserve them for the generations to come. Read our biographies on the Meet the Hunters page. Learn critical information on the sharks we tag. Stay safe by reading the shark sighting report before you go swimming to see where the latest sightings on Great White sharks have been. Swing by the shark shop to get your official Cape Cod Shark Hunters gear.
Just remember, we are here to keep you safe in the water.
Tag a shark, save a tourist!