That's the lift. Once the team catches a Great White shark, they pull it onto the platform and lift it out of the water. They have a very small window of time to get all their work done at that point.
In 15 minutes, they will get the shark out of the water, draw blood samples and fit it with several state of the art tracking devices. One goes in the abdomen. Another gets screwed into a fin. The blood allows scientists to learn more about the animal, like if it is pregnant or has any diseases.
The tracking device on the fin allows the team and the world to track the shark
for several years. Every time that fin hits the surface it sends out a ping. Those register online
and allow the shark to be tracked.
Crews are still waiting on Lydia, the shark tagged Sunday, to make her first ping since being released off the coast of Atlantic Beach.