Expanded niche for white sharks

Nature. 2002 Jan 3;415(6867):35-6. doi: 10.1038/415035b.


Until the advent of electronic tagging technology, the inherent difficulty of studying swift and powerful marine animals made ecological information about sharks of the family Lamnidae difficult to obtain. Here we report the tracking of movements of white sharks by using pop-up satellite archival tags, which reveal that their migratory movements, depth and ambient thermal ranges are wider than was previously thought.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Migration*
  • Animals
  • California
  • Diving
  • Environment
  • Hawaii
  • Marine Biology / methods
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Sharks / physiology*
  • Swimming
  • Temperature
  • Time Factors