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A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean
A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic odyssey of I-NSU, a juvenile shortfin mako shark that a GHRI team caught in May off the coast of Ocean City. Since being tagged, I-NSU has traveled at least 8,000 miles, more than 1,000 of them in a shockingly straight path over the course of about 30 days, researchers said. From late January to mid-February, the shark traveled almost exactly due south in the middle of the Atlantic...

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