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Ginger Zee details shark encounter in eye-opening new video

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Chief Meteorologist at ABC News Ginger Zee, takes to Instagram to share her latest adventure and this time it involves sharks. 

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As Shark Week 2022 nears its conclusion in the US from July 24 to July 30, her work with the sea species is especially timely. Ginger demonstrates that sharks are gorgeous creatures rather than the terrifying villains they are portrayed as in movies.

Based in Chatham, Massachusetts, the reporter shares two Instagram posts about her shark antics. In the first video, Ginger exclaims “wow” and “that’s a shark, that's huge”, whilst a white shark swims past her boat. 

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Ginger is told by Greg Skomal, the shark biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Shark Research Program, that this white shark is the only one that the team has ever tagged earlier in the year.

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Shark tagging includes attaching a tag to the sea creature and using it to monitor it in its natural environment. This gives scientists vital knowledge about the life histories, population levels, movement, and migratory patterns of sharks.

In the second video Ginger said: “There is a plane overhead that keeps spotting the sharks for us. So, it tells us where to go and so far we’ve got over a half dozen that we’ve spotted. Nothing tagged yet.”

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She later shares an update with a series of videos after the team successfully tagged the shark. The suspense kicks in as she records an expert attempting to tag the white shark and eventually is victorious with Ginger exclaiming: “we got a tagged shark” as the group cheer in unison.

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Ginger captioned the videos: “Tagging great white sharks! We saw 10 in 4 hours. Amazing studying with @a_whiteshark @dmanzo1013 watch this morning on @goodmorningamerica”

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Ginger became Chief Meteorologist for GMA back in December 2013

The mother of two also uploads a video of her phone plunged in the crystal clear water as the great white swims by.

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Fans were fascinated by Ginger’s latest adventure. One commented: “Your love for your work shines every day. Thanks for the inspiration!” 

Another added: “Absolutely beautiful to see, the Ecosystems in our Oceans coming back! Thanks very much for sharing Ginger, and for all you do, what an inspiration you are!”

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