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Guy Harvey enlists anglers for shark tagging assistance

Artist, filmmaker, and ocean conservationist Guy Harvey is enlisting the angling community to help tag oceanic white tip sharks.

If participants in this week’s Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament hook a shark, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation research team will meet them on the water to tag it with a tracking device.

The research will help us learn more about the habits of these top predators.

“The reason we are continuing to do the tagging is because our sample size is still pretty small. We’ve only tagged about 15 oceanic white tips. We need a sample size of about 50 to pick up on any kinds of trends in their migrations,” said Dr. harvey.  “These are very elusive creatures, and if we went out there by ourselves, the chances of us meeting one are very very slim.”

For their efforts, the fishermen will be rewarded with $500 and a painting of an oceanic white tip shark from Dr. Harvey’s ‘reflective series.’

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Joe Avary

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Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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