Katharine started heading toward the Grand Banks from more southern waters. Each of the sharks tagged by OCEARCH has its own Twitter account that shows on a map where that particular shark is hanging out. A tag on the shark regularly sends out data on its location. Katharine has stayed in the area of the Grand Banks for close to two months now.
OCEARCH uses the tagline that they are replacing fear with facts when it comes to sharks and proudly boasts so on each of the Twitter accounts it keeps for its study animals.
The group often has fun with the Twitter accounts sending out tweets in the first person from each of its shark personalities.
On Dec. 20, Katharine tweeted “Newfoundland for Christmas... Whaddya think?!?!”.
Having more fun on Jan. 1, her PR team sent out “New Year's Day breakfast: seal, seal, seal and more seal”.
In 2013, another OCEARCH shark named Lydia actually spent time in and around Placentia Bay.
Katharine can be followed at @Shark_Katharine. All of the research sharks of OCEARCH can be read about at www.ocearch.org.
In preparation for Canada Day, Mike Donovan, a maintenance employee with the Ramada Hotel on the corner of Pippy Place and Kenmount Road in St. John’s, installed Canadian flags on the light poles around the main lawn of the hotel on Thursday.
Chosen through a poetry and essay contest, about 35 local youth embarked on a week-long journey late Wednesday night, leaving from St. John’s International Airport on a flight to London, England, bound for Beaumont-Hamel, France, on the 101th anniversary of the tragic advance of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916, in the First World War.
Charles Garland’s gravesite lies in a row of graves at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in St. John’s, not far from the Field of Honour section of the cemetery where the bodies of many of this province’s heroes of the various wars and conflicts lie.
Grand Bank resident Ralph Douglas said it was a nice surprise recently to learn that Canadian soldiers and provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers training on Brunette Island had cleaned up the grave marker of his uncle, Aaron Keeping Douglas.