HONOLULU (HAWAII)- Every year great white sharks of the Pacific migrate to a remote area of the Pacific Ocean. Where this is exactly remained a mystery for long. Scientists took off from Honolulu last week on a mission to investigate just what the great whites are doing during their spring break in these waters. The answers could help protect the region.

Why do great white sharks swim every spring to an area of the ocean dubbed by researchers as the “White Shark Cafe.” This zone is a large stretch of sea about 1,200 nautical miles east of Hawaii. Once in this zone the predators make deep dives to depths exceeding 1,000 meters (3,300 feet), dozens of times per day, for weeks on end, and scientists have virtually no clue what they’re up to.

Read more about the expedition on News Deeply.