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Researchers working in the waters of Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia), in Canada, They found a female shark that weighs about 3,541 pounds and is 17 feet 2 inches long.
Scientists at OCEARCH, a non-profit organization that tags and samples great white sharks, described the white shark as the “Queen of the Ocean” and named her “Nukumi” in reference to the wise grandmother of the legend of the Indians My’kmaq.
“With the new data that we have collected, this matriarch will share her wisdom with us for years to come,” the NGO said in a post this Saturday on Facebook.
“When you handle an animal of this size it will hit you in a completely different way from an emotional standpoint.” –@ChrisOCEARCH Expedition Leader on 3,541 lbs #greatwhiteshark & Queen of the Ocean “Nukumi” A #greatwhite #OCEARCH studied & released. https://t.co/OTLei6H8Do pic.twitter.com/7IIBVOLnur
– OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) October 6, 2020
Explorer’s Log: Day 27. Two more #greatwhitesharks were studied today. With both females, one named “Rose” and one named “Edithe”, the #OCEARCH team has now been able to tag, sample, and release 8 #whitesharks during #ExpeditionNovaScotia pic.twitter.com/pIOgtv1Rkl
– OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) October 5, 2020
3,541 lb #greatwhiteshark “Nukumi” is an ancient mature female #whiteshark or “Queen of the Ocean” that will share years worth of knowledge with the collaborative #OCEARCH science team. #ExpeditionNovaScotia #FactsOverFear pic.twitter.com/USVdvfqrdm
– OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) October 3, 2020
As part of the latest expedition, Nukumi is considered the largest of the eight sharks that have been sampled by scholars over the 28-day exploration period.
OCEARCH, specialized in collecting information, has collected samples and tagged hundreds of sharks, dolphins, foci and other marine animals.
The data seek to shed light on migration patterns and unknown details about the existence of the species.