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1 December 2012 White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Attack on a Harbor Porpoise (Phocaena phocaena) in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
Stephen D. Turnbull, Danielle Dion
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A Carcharodon carcharias (White Shark) was observed attacking and successfully taking a male Phocaena phocaena (Harbor Porpoise) in the Bay of Fundy, Canada at 44°52′93″N, 66°44′32″W at 1600 hours on 17 August 2012, between Grand Manan and The Wolves. The shark was estimated to be greater than 3 m in length. This observation is the first of such incident involving a Harbor Porpoise since 1952. This sighting further contributes to the notion that White Sharks prey upon Harbor Porpoise in the Bay of Fundy.

Stephen D. Turnbull and Danielle Dion "White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Attack on a Harbor Porpoise (Phocaena phocaena) in the Bay of Fundy, Canada," Northeastern Naturalist 19(4), 705-707, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.019.0416
Published: 1 December 2012
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