Ocearch – Making Shark Tracks

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Mom and I watched CNN this morning while she drank her protein shake breakfast.  We caught a super cool piece on this organization called OCEARCH.  They catch, tag and release great white sharks at sea and track them to help study the great white life cycle.

amy shark

shark on lift

amy shark on deck

In September, they found a large, 3,500 lb mature female off Cape Cod.  They named her Mary Lee after the organization’s founder’s Mom!  Yesterday, the tracker found her close to the shore off Jacksonville, Florida so they called the police to advise them.  Proper beach notices went out keeping the humans safe and Mary Lee safe, too!

Another great, jaws kind of day!

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55 thoughts on “Ocearch – Making Shark Tracks

  1. WOW Jet. I’ve been following Mary Lee as well. They even put out a notice not too far away from my birth place at Tybee Island in Georgia. I looked at the big ole huge shark and thought to myself I would only be a snack for him! Shivers snort. I can’t go swimming in the ocean unattended. That’s scary! XOXO – Bacon

  2. That’s scary!! I like their idea, that way everyone stays safe and we learn to live with each other in harmony. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

    • Hey Sugar, Jet here.

      OMD, how super cool is that? Humpbacks? Is it calving season? Guess what? Mom and Mr. Fred once pulled this thingie called an “all-nighter” to volunteer with others to help a beached baby whale. They had to keep her from sinking and make sure she stayed wet. Unfortunately, she passed after a few days… Mom also saw this thingie called a whale shark, quite rare. She was a teen and didn’t know the grandeur of the experience at the time!

  3. I am glad there aren’t any open areas where sharks can live here. I know they aren’t the tyrants people make them out to be, still…I wouldn’t want to come across one! But they are very cool to watch from a safe distance! And I am glad that the people that understand them are trying to help and not just blindly killing them off – good job protectors!!!

  4. Whoa, those are some amazing photos! Just glad I get to enjoy them on the internet and not be that close in person!

    • Hey Eko, Jet here. Hi Mr. Will.

      We thought so, too, taken from OCEARCH’s site, (linked back of course!)… Oh, Mr. Will, truer words were never written… we already have gator reports in our area! Lots of teeth, Mr. Will, lots of teeth!

    • Hey Ateret, Hey Livia, Hey Abbi, Jet here.

      Well, to be accurate, some humans do eat them, which is why the shark population is under threat. You see, the humans cut off 1 fin and throw the rest of the shark back to die. Shark fin soup is quite a delicacy in some regions of the globe.

      Let’s just say that all of you ladies, and all the residents at Casa Jet would not even equal morning snack!!!

    • Hey Missy, Jet here.

      Who could blame you? The only thing is we must respect them, because they are a necessary creature in our global habitat and sharks are being slaughtered at an alarming rate. 😦

  5. Hi sweet Jetty – that is awesome! We used to live in Cape Cod, Jacob was born there – very beautiful place – I wonder if Mary Lee came to Fl waters because it;s too cold in Cape Cod – she’s not only a shark – she’s a snow bird! (ha ha!!)

    love you Jetty xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      BOL! good one… We KNEW you had that Mass accent, didn’t know exactly where!!! They believe she came down for the nursing grounds… babies must stay warm!

      Love you right back! xoxoxoxoxox

  6. Mom sez she’s seen sharks when she was diving …Not me! never seen one, don’t wanna see one…sharks & dogs not a good mix…You brave to even look at them Jetty!

    • Hey Giz, Jetty here. Hi Miss JG.

      Mom’s a diver, too!!! Apparently she saw a shark, however, she never knew it because the water in NJ was so murky (VBP). Since she was 15, it was snowing and my Nana already thought she was crazy… guess it’s better her buddy told her after they got back on board freighter!!

  7. this is a great info…it’s been a while since I last saw a documentary on animal related issue. The local TV station doesn’t play it anymore 😦

    Shark is scary but also fascinating

    • Hey Kroten, Hey Papoe, Hey Kurome, Jet here. Hi Miss Novroz.

      Darn, sorry to read that about your tv station… can you watch online???

      Yes, sharks are frightening, yet have outlasted so many other species you want to know how they do it!

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