Big Fish, Calm Sea - White Shark Tagging off Stewart Island

Tagging White Sharks off Stewart Island, NZ Scientists from DOC, NIWA, and the University of Auckland are building a unique picture of New Zealand's great white shark population.

Data gathered from the tagging programme is improving our understanding of where they live, the size of the population, and where they go. The team have just completed a successful shark-tagging trip, where they tagged 23 great white sharks. The Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Department of Conservation jointly fund this research. 

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