Great White Shark Travels Shocking Distance

Larry O’Henlon in Discovery News:

Ws_light_effectsWhy did the great white shark cross the Indian Ocean? It sounds like a chicken joke, but it’s a genuine puzzler among shark scientists after the announcement that a female great white shark was tracked crossing and then re-crossing the Indian Ocean.

What’s more, the shark, named Nicole in honor of the shark-admiring actress Nicole Kidman, made its 6,900-mile round trip in just nine months, which is faster than any known marine traveler, said Nicole’s discoverers.

That’s some pretty efficient traveling for a shark traditionally thought of as a lifetime coastal local.

More here.