White Shark at Basin Head

Last year, off the coast of Nova Scotia, a great white shark was caught, weighed, measured, tagged with a tracker, given a name (Vimy), and released again. Now, you can follow this shark around online, have a look for yourself, it really gets around! Yesterday it was tracked to Basin Head on Prince Edward Island, a beach I go to all the time:

Great White Shark Vimy at Basin Head, PEI

To give you an idea what this beach looks like on a busy day, here’s a picture from last year’s summer:

Basin Head PEI – August 2019

When I look at this picture and the Ocearch tracking map I can’t help but think Vimy is swimming quite close to shore, especially when taking into account that Marije and I often go swimming near here at a similar distance from the beach. We often see seals swimming nearby too, and no doubt that’s what this white shark is looking for.

Next time we’re at the beach, we’ll be looking out for more than just jellyfish, is what I’m getting at. 🙂


Beaches, Wildlife

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