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The Legend great white shark

Great White Shark diving in Guadalupe

The Legend

Shark Facts:

  • Sex - Male
  • Size - 13 foot
  • Identification - Tag on base of Dorsal fin, 2nd tag down right flank, Regular visitor

The Legend shark profile

The Legend is one of our newer, smaller males who is seen more consistently than most of our sharks. Named after American Sniper Chris Kyle, this character can always be relied upon to entertain our guests whenever he visits the boat.

He has made a real name for himself in recent years and is easy to identify as he has two acoustic tags on him. One at the base of his dorsal fin and the other further down his right flank.

The Legend was tagged by on site biologist and White shark expert Mauricio Hoyos. Mauricio attaches the tags by using a spear pole and the tags typically last on the animals a few months before popping of. Mauricio has set up underwater receivers at various points around the island. When the tagged sharks swim past these receivers, they take a reading and the movements of the sharks is then collected for scientific data.

He can be seen throughout the whole season (from September through till December) and is often marked down on our “shark sightings” board more than any other animal! Still a sub adult we look forward to having many more interactions with the Legend and watch him grow up to be one of the islands classic sharks.

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