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Last month, Atlantic bluefin tuna and conservationists scored a major victory when U.S. fishery managers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued much needed new measures to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna from capture in surface longline fishing gear.
The following afternoon, scientists from both SBU and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) transferred the shark to the Southampton Marine Station for dissection. It was identified as a juvenile, male white shark less than two years old, based on its size and weight.