Early on June 20, Rich Lattanzi steered his boat, On the Hunt, to one of his favorite fishing spots to see if he could tempt a thresher shark onto his hook. He was about a mile and a half off Long Beach Island, with swimmers visible on the beach, when he got a tug on his line.
When a shark emerged from the water with an open mouth and triangular 2-inch teeth, fisherman Steve Clark knew he was having a close encounter with a great white. The chance meeting, he says, happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at 28-Mile Wreck, the site of a World War II shipwreck off of Cape May, New Jersey.
“We were worried that it was going to harm the engine. It started to mouth it, but it wasn’t actually biting down,” said Clark. “I think it was just feeling it. It was just cool because she stayed around the boat for so long and really let us look at her.”
NASA – Since the earliest days of America’s space program, telemetry has been used to track rockets and spacecraft.
Similar technology now is being put to work by marine biologists to aid in studying activities of over a dozen managed fish and sea turtle species in the waters surrounding NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.