The first white shark of the 2018 season was tagged in the water off Cape Cod Monday.
Dr. Greg Skomal, a marine fisheries biologist working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, tagged the 11-foot shark a 1/4 of a mile off Truro, Massachusetts.
The data collected by the tags are invaluable to researchers examining the local habits, behaviors and broad scale movements, and migrations of the white sharks.
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The research is to support the sustainability of the white sharks and to provide information to people in areas where sharks visit.
According to the Sharktivity app, 7 white sharks were spotted on Monday.