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CHIPS the Shark

 
Earlier this year the Ocearch Project team gave students in Years 3 – 6 an inspirational talk about their shark tagging adventures.
 
The team generously offered to allow our school to choose a name for the next shark that they tagged as they sailed along the Queensland coast. After much brainstorming from our students, a short list was submitted to the team who then chose the final name.
 
On February 12 the team tagged a shark off the Cairns coast and named her C.H.I.P.S. She is a Tiger Shark, 2.9 metres long and weighs 40 kilograms. Since being tagged, C.H.I.P.S. has been tracked enjoying the many wonderful coral reefs off the Cairns coast.
 
Our students will be able to use their geographical skills to observe the movement of C.H.I.P.S. and many other sharks, on the Ocearch website at www.ocearch.org. Happy tracking!