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Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Isla Guadalupe. To date, at least 200 individuals have been logged at the island, thanks to the great work of @marinecsiorg. Isla Guadalupe is a volcanic island in the Eastern Pacific, 241 km off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, and is a wonderful place to observe white sharks. Long-term satellite tagging has given researchers significant insights into the migration patterns of Eastern Pacific white sharks. From October through January male and female white sharks of this population unite in the waters off Isla Guadalupe to mate. Otherwise, the genders remain segregated in their migrations. Gestation is thought to be 18 months with many of the young sharks subsequently migrating up to the coatal waters of Southern California. White sharks are an iconic marine species, and this population illustrates well how wildlife connects Mexico and the US via the California Current.

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Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Isla Guadalupe. To date, at least 200 individuals have been logged at the island, thanks to the great work of @marinecsiorg. Isla Guadalupe is a volcanic island in the Eastern Pacific, 241 km off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, and is a wonderful place to observe white sharks. Long-term satellite tagging has given researchers significant insights into the migration patterns of Eastern Pacific white sharks. From October through January male and female white sharks of this population unite in the waters off Isla Guadalupe to mate. Otherwise, the genders remain segregated in their migrations. Gestation is thought to be 18 months with many of the young sharks subsequently migrating up to the coatal waters of Southern California. White sharks are an iconic marine species, and this population illustrates well how wildlife connects Mexico and the US via the California Current.