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Four great white sharks detected off Block Island

The following press release was submitted to The Block Island Times from the Atlantic Shark Institute on Wednesday, July 8:
Today, the Atlantic Shark Institute (A.S.I.), announced that their acoustic Shark Array detected four different great white sharks in the waters surrounding Block Island, RI. This is the second year this acoustic array has been in place and it is the most significant finding to date. 
“We increased the number of acoustic receivers around Block Island from two in 2019 to seven this season and we assumed that this might be the result” shared Jon Dodd, Executive Director of the Atlantic Shark Institute. Dodd added, “This is just the second year in what will be a long-term study, so we are happy to be able to document and assess this activity in greater detail as we move forward with this important research”.
The four white sharks ranged in size from a little more than eight feet to the largest, a male, at over 13 feet in length. Dodd shared that all the great whites detected had been tagged by Dr. Greg Skomal from the M.A. Division of Marine Fisheries. The largest of the sharks was tagged in

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