Introducing Mickey the great white shark
Mickey is a male great white shark first identified last season (2016) at Isla de Guadalupe. He is the 205th individual white shark to be identified at the island, since the photo identification project began in 2001.
Individual sharks are identified based on counter-shading patterns, scars, injuries, and dorsal fin ridges, to name a few of the unique identifiers.
Last season alone over 25 new individuals were added to the database.