Update On Katherine And Betsy

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 2 years ago
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjJdodbzUq4&w=560&h=315] Through Osearch, I have been following these two Great White Sharks since last year. Osearch tagged over a dozen sharks last year, as part of a research project to learn Great White migratory patterns. The website allows you to see where the Sharks are in real time. Here’s an update on Katherine and Betsy, Two, now famous, Great White’s who were tagged back in 2013 near Cape Cod. Having traveled over 36,000 miles since then, its been exiting seeing where they will go next. Currently they are both in the Gulf of Mexico. Betsy was about 120 miles from the Coast of Sarasota this month. Katherine was about 100 miles offshore of the Florida Coast. Researchers speculate that the sharks may be headed for Texas. Its unusual to find Great Whites in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in the summer time.  MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.