Great white mystery: Expedition to unravel shark secrets

July 31, 2013 2:35 PM

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Great white mystery: Expedition to unravel shark secrets

One of the most ambitious expeditions ever to tag great white sharks will set sail today off Cape Cod, Mass. The researchers hope to tag as many as 20 of the enormous sharks, about which very little is known.

The project is expected to be the largest shark-tagging mission in U.S. history, according to the nonprofit shark research group OCEARCH, which is leading the mission along with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The effort is part of an initiative to better understand the animals and ...

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