FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, July 31, 2019 – Three years ago Hypower, sponsored a Mako Shark to support Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute initiative. NSU’s goal is to tag sharks with satellite devices which transmit extensive information to their researchers every day.
Hypower, a female mako shark, was tagged 287 days ago, and has traveled 8,438 miles during that time and is now swimming in the Atlantic off the coast of Rhode Island. Follow the travels at http://www.ghritracking.org/ (choose W. North Atlantic Mako Shark project/Hypower 2).
The tags are funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a nonprofit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment.
The closest relative to the great white shark, makos are the cheetahs of the shark species. As the fastest species of sharks, makos can swim up to 60 mph.
Established in 1999, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is a collaboration between the renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve, and effectively manage the world’s marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI is one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity.